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Salvia Farinacea ‘Silver’

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Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 1997

Good Qualities

Easy to grow (3); Produced very well but customers prefer the blues; Nice filler; Pest resistant and has come back every year but it has not been marketable. It accents my other flowers in my borders but I don’t wish to grow more; Uniform, good bedding; Color; Hardy; High yield.

Problems

Too short (4); Shatters (2); Wasn’t very showy flower-looked better dried than fresh; Dropped flowers quickly after harvest, because of this did not feel it was useful for any sales except direct, weddings or events; I have grown this before and never had this problem, but this season I could not keep it from wilting when picked, tried different times of day, etc…It never perked back up so I quit trying.

Comments

My greenhouse grower had trouble moving the additional flats so I must not be alone in my data. I am surprised that as well as it accents the flowers in my borders, it doesn’t sell better. I do use it as a filler; Shorter than AStrata; We can’t sell much here because it is a wild plant here and not real exciting; Not popular in Texas.

Trial Data

Salvia farinacea ‘Silver’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹
Average 13.6 13 2.2 1.8 4.1

¹1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

Benary Seed
1444 Larson St.
Sycamore, IL 60178

Page Last Updated: 9 years ago
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