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