Blooming, Blooming, Blooming!!

Blooming, Blooming, Blooming!!

Joined: January 27th, 2007, 6:24 am

May 10th, 2012, 7:55 pm #1

I have located these where they get shade untill 2-2:30pm and it appears they are luvin it!











Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35





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Joined: January 7th, 2011, 10:08 pm

May 10th, 2012, 8:11 pm #2

Beautiful! Steve, what is the red called? My Coral Salvia is showing signs of blooming soon.




Paula
nw PA
zone 5b/6a
heat zone 4

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Joined: January 27th, 2007, 6:24 am

May 10th, 2012, 8:29 pm #3

I have located these where they get shade untill 2-2:30pm and it appears they are luvin it!











Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




Paula

The red are salvia summer jewel, these are the plants are got from mays nursery[local] two weeks ago. The coral nymph were not blooming much at that time but after uppotting and shade half a day look at em now.

Steve
Martinsville, In
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Sunset zone 35





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Joined: May 18th, 2010, 1:36 pm

May 11th, 2012, 1:38 am #4

I have located these where they get shade untill 2-2:30pm and it appears they are luvin it!











Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




Verrrrry nice, Steve! I've noticed that Coral Nymphs always do well for me when they have partial shade. Summer Jewel is another new salvia that I've seen at my local nursery. Hmmm... wonder what drives these trends.

Caro
SE PA, Zone 6b
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Joined: January 7th, 2011, 10:08 pm

May 11th, 2012, 2:17 am #5

I have located these where they get shade untill 2-2:30pm and it appears they are luvin it!











Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




Thanks Steve! I love that Summer Jewel. Hopefully next year.




Paula
nw PA
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heat zone 4

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Joined: January 27th, 2007, 6:24 am

May 11th, 2012, 3:00 am #6

I have located these where they get shade untill 2-2:30pm and it appears they are luvin it!











Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




Hummers will use both the coccinea and the greggii but other than the feeders and honeysuckle the only potted plant they have used are the black and blue to this point.

Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35





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Joined: January 27th, 2007, 6:24 am

June 9th, 2012, 4:34 pm #7

I have located these where they get shade untill 2-2:30pm and it appears they are luvin it!











Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




Update time: Its been a month now and I took these shots so you can see the difference in growth , quite growth spurt as you might imagine. The two summer jewel in front are nursery plants from mays. The two behind are mine from seed thanks to Patrick. Notice the one from seed that is blooming is also much taller than the ones in front. I was able to count around 40 flower stems on each the plants in front.

















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Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35





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June 9th, 2012, 5:18 pm #8

I have located these where they get shade untill 2-2:30pm and it appears they are luvin it!











Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




Of course we knew they would become beauties under your tlc Steve!




Paula
nw PA
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heat zone 4

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Joined: July 18th, 2009, 3:58 am

June 9th, 2012, 5:33 pm #9

I have located these where they get shade untill 2-2:30pm and it appears they are luvin it!











Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




Excellent. I would love to be able to grow coccineas that bushy. Steve, did you do any pinching of your seed-grown summer jewels?

Dan
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East-central Iowa

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Joined: January 27th, 2007, 6:24 am

June 9th, 2012, 5:41 pm #10

I have located these where they get shade untill 2-2:30pm and it appears they are luvin it!











Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




Dan

In the beginning I think I did some pinching to get them going but after that no. Especially when they developed flower stems I did no pinching. I wonder just how much the use of "greens keepers secret 12-12-12" helps the bushiness . When I pot up a plant I always sprinkle some in then water it in well. In fact I use it on everything from tomato plants on down.
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