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Re: Salvia 'Black and Blue'

Marge- You are right- winter here means rain more days than not. We don't get as cold as you, but last winter is did freeze and I did lose 2 other salvias and jade plants. a few other things- can't recall what now.


Marge Talt wrote:

Well, Theresa, I would expect it to thrive where you garden - even
your coldest winter isn't gonna be as cold as mine are typically, nor
as wet.  I think the leave the stems part was directed at those with
wet winters.  Tho' rainy season in CA is winter (if I remember
correctly) where you are in the valley is generally pretty
dry..right?..I mean compared to a winter in the Mid-Atlantic or

I sure hope mine survives.  I am not absolutely certain it really
loves where I put it, but if I lose it, I shall try it again in
another spot.  It's such a remarkable plant when happy.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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From: Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net>

Well- for me it was reliable last winter. Came back as big and beautiful as ever! And, yes, I did cut back the stems. This was a


winter for us- I lost a couple of other things, but the Black and


was fine.

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