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Salvia patens 'Dot's Delight Seed Strain' will be available to ship on Apr 26, 2023.  Just in time for your warm soil spring planting
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Salvia patens 'Dot's Delight Seed Strain'
Salvia patens 'Dot's Delight Seed Strain'
Salvia patens 'Dot's Delight Seed Strain'
Salvia patens 'Dot's Delight Seed Strain'

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Salvia patens 'Dot's Delight Seed Strain'

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(Dot's Delight Bicolor Gentian Sage) This sage turns heads, because its large, white and blue bicolored flowers make it a unique variety of Gentian Sage. Developed in the UK, Dot's Delight is less vigorous and less sun tolerant than other varieties of the species. This is our own tested seed strain of this rare plant.

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Common name This is the non-scientific name used for a plant. A plant may have several common names, depending on the gardener's location. To further confuse the matter, a common name may be shared by several completely different plants. At Flowers by the Sea, we rely on the scientific name to identify our plants and avoid confusion. Dot's Delight Seed Strain Bicolor Gentian Sage
USDA Zones The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average. 8 - 11
Size (h/w/fh) The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height. 36"/24"/48"
Exposure This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates. Full sun to partial shade
Soil type This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage. Well drained & rich
Water needs Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface. Average
Pot size This is the size of the pot your plant will arrive in. All will be well rooted & branched and ready to grow when planted. Our STANDARD pot is 3 1/2 inches across and 4 inches deep and have a volume of 1.0 pints or 473 ml. Standard
Container plant? "Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant. Yes
Hummingbird plant? Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers. Yes
Mature height The mature height of this plant in average conditions. 2 to 3 feet
Mature spread The mature width of this plant in average conditions. 2 to 3 feet
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(Dot's Delight Bicolor Gentian Sage) This sage turns heads, because its large, white and blue bicolored flowers make it a unique variety of Gentian Sage. Developed in the UK, Dot's Delight is less vigorous and less sun tolerant than other varieties of the species.  This is our own tested seed strain of this rare plant.

Dot;s Delight is slow and difficult to propagate vegetatively, so we've developed a seed strain of this variety so that more people can enjoy it.  There are minor variations in the flowers, but all are large and bicolor - very close to the original clone.

The flowers, which are 3 inches long similar to those of the Guanajuato and Large Form varieties, bloom mid-summer into fall. Unlike other varieties of Salvia patens, this one has fan-like, palmate leaves.

Dot's Delight can tolerate full sun, but prefers partial shade. It is not as vigorous as some of it's peers, but it is an excellent container choice for a partially shaded spot. We wonder if British horticulturist Graham Stuart Thomas would have loved this variety as much as the parent species. He called Salvia patens "the best plant in cultivation."

Highly recommended by humans and hummingbirds, but not by deer!