Salvia?

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  1. Nicole0426

    Nicole0426 Active Member

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    Hello, I got these for Salvias at the beginning of summer and 3 out of the 4 of them are flopping over. They have more tender leaves with very little flowers on them. One of the 4 seems to be growing normal. They are all on a drip irrigation system and have received little fertilizer other than what was already in the soil. All of them are receiving the same care so I'm not sure why 3 of them are growing that way?? I wanted to post this here to see if maybe 3 out of the 4 are a different variety? I also wanted to see why they seem to be flopping over and have a less hardy stature. The ones that are flopping over seem to also be more attacked by bugs. They have huge leaves compared to the "normal" Slavia. Hope someone can help!
     

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  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Are they getting enough sun? The flowering one looks to be in more light in your photos, but I can't really tell what the situations is from here.
     
  3. Nicole0426

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    Yes, they are on the south side and get full sun all day. We are zone 5.
     
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    Sulev Well-Known Member

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    There are nearly thousand species of salvias, plus hybrid varieties and cultivars.
     
  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Almost certainly 2 different kinds (and if you want to confirm, provide a side-by-side photo of the flowers (or flowering heads) of each).
     

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