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5. After planting, give the area a good water.
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‘Marcus’ is a tidy, dwarf selection that blooms all summer with deeply colored violet-purple flowers. It is extremely cold hardy, browse resistant to deer and a lover of clay soils.
Tips For Growing Salvia
Salvia (commonly referred to as ‘Sage’) represent a huge family of ornamental plants that attract a variety of pollinators to their nectar rich flowers. They are resistant to deer and rabbits.
Western Native Salvia: : It is from the Western US that we find our most beautiful native salvia species. For attracting hummingbirds, there are no finer flowers than the Western native sages. Typically, this group of Salvia prefer ‘lean’ (not very fertile), well drained soils. They will grow in dry clay conditions in arid climates but will rot out in clay soils where there is more than about 15 to 18” of precipitation annually.
Western Salvia include:
To get established in USDA zones 5 & 6, Western Salvia (noted above) must be planted in spring or early summer, not in the fall. Protect your new plants over their first winter or two in your garden. Cover each plant with a generous pile of clean straw or pine needles. This allows the plant's crown (junction of root and branches) to mature and obtain maximum cold hardiness.
Old Wolrd Salvia: The Old World Salvia include some of the very best, most durable, longest-lived perennials. These salvia are an excellent choice for gardeners across most of the United States. ‘Old World’ Sages bloom primarily in shades of blue, pink and white. They are well adapted to cold climates and a wide range of soils including clay. The European Salvia are incredibly attractive to honey bees, many of our native bees and bumble bees as well as butterflies.
Old World varieties include:
More in-depth guidance for growing Salvia: Planting Nectar Rich Salvia to Attract Pollinators to the Garden, Sage Advice, The Spectacular Salvia and Cold Hardy, Late Summer / Early Fall Blooming Sages.
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I just need to see how they winter!
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Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia sylvestris Marcus:
Use to attract butterflies, bees and humming birds!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Sheridan, WY
About Me Getting Started
All 3 plants survived a killer winter, look great and are budding. None bloomed last year so I'm excited to see what they look like this year.
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I just urchased 3 more
from Centennial, Colorado
Planted in clay soil last sping (2014)as plant accommodates clay soil Watered on a regular basis throughout the summer but plants showed little growth and did not flowerThis spring I amended the clay soil with organic compost material and ferlilized p;ants with a 5/5/5 organic all purpose fertilzer and I think they have dou bled the size already, height and width over what the plants were all of last year and I am certain they will flower this year
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I've bought this plant several times.
from NW Kansas
I think the thing I like the best is that Salvia sylvestris Marcus stays short enough that it doesn't fall over like most Salvia's do and it blooms almost all summer if you deadhead the spent blooms. The purple color is very vibrant. Easy care.
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Showy and strong
from Rio Rancho, NM
About Me Professional Landscaper
I planted this in the flower bed next to the patio, where long-lasting color is a must. Flowered the first year and adds great texture to the garden, with its spikey flowers.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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