Dead Salvia 'Amistad' Surprised Me!

Dead Salvia 'Amistad' Surprised Me!

Joined: March 6th, 2008, 2:20 am

April 20th, 2017, 3:43 am #1

I'm good at somewhat neglecting inside over-wintered plants from shortly after they are brought in for winter until after the holidays are over. Some sulk & then perk back up when the lights go on & the water starts to flow again but I seem to always lose 1 or 2 due to my neglect.

This winter, it appeared to be 'Amistad' & 'Royal Bumble'. 'Royal Bumble' was left outside in the unheated garage just outside the door that I forgot to bring in. The 'Royal Bumble' seemed dead right off the bat but there were some seedlings popping up that ended up dying. To make more room, these 2 went outside back in March when the first round of unusually warm weather started. I never give up & watered them but temps have bounced around & there were a couple of light frosts from then until now.

Today on 'Amistad', I was surprised to see green so IT'S ALIVE!:



Joni
Elwood, IL
Zone 5
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

April 20th, 2017, 4:28 am #2

Last year I also had a surprise that an overwintered inground amistad survived but didnt realize it till it bloomed.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: September 16th, 2005, 3:18 am

April 20th, 2017, 5:18 pm #3

I'm good at somewhat neglecting inside over-wintered plants from shortly after they are brought in for winter until after the holidays are over. Some sulk & then perk back up when the lights go on & the water starts to flow again but I seem to always lose 1 or 2 due to my neglect.

This winter, it appeared to be 'Amistad' & 'Royal Bumble'. 'Royal Bumble' was left outside in the unheated garage just outside the door that I forgot to bring in. The 'Royal Bumble' seemed dead right off the bat but there were some seedlings popping up that ended up dying. To make more room, these 2 went outside back in March when the first round of unusually warm weather started. I never give up & watered them but temps have bounced around & there were a couple of light frosts from then until now.

Today on 'Amistad', I was surprised to see green so IT'S ALIVE!:



Joni
Elwood, IL
Zone 5
well, what a nice surprise Joni! I have never had any luck over-wintering those types of salvias in the ground or n the pots, indoors or out But your post makes me wonder if I gave up too soon and threw those plants away...
Ruth
Everett,WA
Zone 8
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Joined: September 5th, 2013, 7:40 am

April 20th, 2017, 8:33 pm #4

I'm good at somewhat neglecting inside over-wintered plants from shortly after they are brought in for winter until after the holidays are over. Some sulk & then perk back up when the lights go on & the water starts to flow again but I seem to always lose 1 or 2 due to my neglect.

This winter, it appeared to be 'Amistad' & 'Royal Bumble'. 'Royal Bumble' was left outside in the unheated garage just outside the door that I forgot to bring in. The 'Royal Bumble' seemed dead right off the bat but there were some seedlings popping up that ended up dying. To make more room, these 2 went outside back in March when the first round of unusually warm weather started. I never give up & watered them but temps have bounced around & there were a couple of light frosts from then until now.

Today on 'Amistad', I was surprised to see green so IT'S ALIVE!:



Joni
Elwood, IL
Zone 5
Here in the UK, my Amistads are sprouting, a couple of weeks earlier than usual as we had a warm spring, but DO ensure that the new shoots are protected from snails and slugs.........this applies to most Salvias.

Robin.
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