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Agastaches and Salvias: Have you seen the WHITE Salvia?!

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KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 31, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8463689

I was at Lowes today and saw this plant for the first time - it is simply gorgeous! Sad for me - a dear friend bought the last pot they had.
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2011
6:06 PM

Post #8463724

i havent even seen it and i want one !
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2011
6:35 PM

Post #8463785

Which one? There are several... S. coccinea 'Snow Nymph' and 'Alba', S. patens 'Alba' and 'Trophy White', S. sclarea var. turkestanica 'Alba'. I think I've also seen some white cultivars of S. splendens and S. farinacea. I'm sure there are others that I'm not familiar with too.

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 1, 2011
4:13 AM

Post #8464355

Yup, Salvia's come in many colors besides the standard red/lavender that's seen in the big box stores...and MUCH nicer ones than they offer.
S. coccinea Snow Nymph does super well here in FL...and leaves just enough volunteers for the next season w/o spreading themselves all over the place like Coral Nymph does.

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2011
5:34 AM

Post #8464453

I'm trying 3 white ones this year.

Last year I did have Snow Nymph... very pretty. My additions [in seeds] are S. horminum Snow White and salvia scarea var. turkestanica alba

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 1, 2011
5:44 AM

Post #8464474

I've looked at those...but I think would be too hot/humid here for them. )-;
Rich_dufresne
Candor, NC

April 2, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8467115

It could even be A. leucantha White Mischief, a form with all white flower spikes. Danielle's Dream is similar, with white spikes and rose flowers that aren't quite as large as they should be.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 17, 2012
12:05 PM

Post #9127326

I'm growing S. pratensis 'Swan Lake' from seed.
2salvia
London
United Kingdom

May 17, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9127380

Salvia radula from S. Africa is white. Also S. canariensis 'alba'. Also there are white forms of S. pallida and S. durifolia from Argentina.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2012
3:51 AM

Post #9134668

I bought this one last april at local mom and pop but it didn't have a tag

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KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2012
6:35 AM

Post #9134831

I have Salvia farinacea aka Sallyfun white.
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

May 14, 2013
12:31 PM

Post #9520409

I have Victoria White growing here.
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2013
4:16 PM

Post #9520654

MJ sent me the one I have, so I have whichever one she has.
Rich_dufresne
Candor, NC

May 14, 2013
10:37 PM

Post #9521029

I am completing a list of Salvias which are patented. I may not have all those that are applied for (PPAF).

S. leucantha `Daniel's Dream', with white calyxes and rose flowers is patented, but S. leucantha `White Mischief' (the all-white form) did mot make the cut, and there are no restrictions on its propagation.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 16, 2013
7:58 PM

Post #9523364

Hey Rich... are you coming to our Greensboro round up? I tried to get Susan to buy me a salvia from you last year (can't remember now which species) but she kept them all! Haha. Thanks for the info on the white salvias. One I started from seed last season is blooming now. I'll have to look I up to figure out which one I have there.
Rich_dufresne
Candor, NC

May 17, 2013
4:13 AM

Post #9523550

The Greensboro round up is news to me. I hope it isn't going to be tomorrow or Memorial Day weekend, since I will be at other events.

Send me an email with details.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2014
12:04 AM

Post #9789167

I'm Bumping this up.. Looking out for snowqueen.
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2014
3:48 AM

Post #9789205

Deb, I didn't find a google reference to Salvia 'snow queen' - can you post a link to it?

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 14, 2014
5:50 AM

Post #9789266

When I googled... all the references came up with Sallyfun Snow White. I believe the Sallyfun was mentioned above. (Salvia farinacea Sallyfun™ Snow White)

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 13, 2014
9:33 PM

Post #9811937

I have Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica 'Alba', "Clary Sage". I grew it from seed last year and have several plants. I'm out of 2013 seeds but I will be collecting this year as everyone who sees the plant asks what it is. It is extremely deer resistant, I did have a gopher chewing on one though. Mia at Smartseeds has a nice selection of Salvia seeds.
Rich_dufresne
Candor, NC

April 14, 2014
7:48 AM

Post #9812208

Don't forget S. greggii Texas Wedding, which was called the alba form previously.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 29, 2014
5:47 AM

Post #9852244

What about Augusta Duelberg?

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2014
11:23 PM

Post #9854952

I walked past an entire tray shelf of them today at a market reducing their plants ,sending them back.
The White Salvia had been a no sale here , I would of bought a few if I was carrying the funds
Would be a possible nice in a moon garden ..
Only I was after What I was went looking for today .
Too bad they were a no sale here . look of a frosty looking bloom ,, interesting anyway ..

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2014
6:36 AM

Post #9862408

Mine were the first to bloom, and now nada. Will they rebloom or have a finite bloom period like so many others?

A.

p.s. I also lost my S. greggii in this crzy winter so i bought a new one this week 'Wild Thing!" Love the color. Similar to the one I lost. Have all my salvias under the porch so the hummingbirds hang around. It's awesome.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2014
4:44 AM

Post #9864152

Amanda -- I grew "wild thing" by seed one year... it is a gorgeous plant.

I too lost a bit this past winter... it was a bad year.

I'm currently shifting gears as I'm moving from zone5 to zone9 later this year.
can't wait to try all the new plants.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2014
8:41 PM

Post #9866691

Therese ~ That is a big move!

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 13, 2014
4:45 AM

Post #9866816

yes it is.

scary a bit. Leaving everything we know behind - town we both lived in most of our lives...
but it will be an adventure. Very excited about all the new plants to learn about.

And that many Agastaches and Salvias that were annuals to me, now can be perennials.

brendak654

brendak654
Anna, IL
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2014
8:23 AM

Post #9889440

Everyone makes those white salvia sound in big demand. Show pictures - what are your planting them with. Companion plantings?? I've been one to pass on the white one and go for the blue, but I think I may have been missing out? Most of the blues act as a perennial in my zone. So are the white as tough as the blues that are sold as annyuals?

Just curious...

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 9, 2014
2:34 PM

Post #9914019

My white salvia had a very short bloom time. I grew it from seed last season, maybe because it was immature the flowering season (early spring/summer) why it only flowered for a few weeks.

Didn't get any pictures. O well!

Therese - hope your move is /was going well! I'll be making a move I'm sure when I get a new job after finishing my master's degree this coming week. I would love to take all my plants with me. Don't know how that will work out. ;)

xo
A.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2014
3:55 AM

Post #9915128

Thanks Amanda,

DH has made a 3rd trip down, this time the windows are being replaced... We will be moving in mid-Oct, then be back in IL for our son's graduation... then we will load up the final boxes.

From what my DH says... the neighbor, who is a new widow -- is hugely into gardening. He said I will learn a lot from her. ~~ Very excited about learning about Florida gardening.

I did find some A. Honey Bee Whites blooming in my yard up here in WI. Will have to mark the white ones so I can collect seeds from them.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2014
2:22 AM

Post #9916870

Good grief, that's a huge move! How many zones you are going to change and how many new plants you get to try. Great that you have a neighbor you will be able to bond with immediately. moving is so hard.

A.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

August 18, 2014
10:10 PM

Post #9921387

I plan on moving, too...to the PNW! So tired of these hot summers.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

August 19, 2014
12:13 AM

Post #9921409

this one comes back for me.

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 19, 2014
12:48 PM

Post #9921784

That's a nice stand of salvia, Debra. :)

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