Salvia farinacea-Blue Salvia, Mealy Cup Sage. These performed well at both locations this year. They are a very reliable annual in Fargo with few disease or insect problems and good bloom right through light to moderate frosts. 'Reference' did well all season in Dickinson while 'Signum' looked especially good in Fargo by September.

Fargo Dickinson
July 24 September 1 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Reference-Ben 4-10" 4-8" 8-15" 8-12" 10-12" 8-10" 18" 12" Fargo - Blue/white bicolor; 8 of 12 plants dead (too much water?), not uniform

Dickinson - Uniform, floriferous and healthy all season
Sea Breeze-Bur 10-15 4-8 12-15 10-12 -- -- -- -- F - Blue/white bicolor; Not uniform early, did alright by September

D - Not tested
Signum-Bod 12 4-8 12-15 10-12 -- -- -- -- F - Blue; Did alright, best of group in Fargo, especially by September

D - Not tested
Strata-AAS(96) 8-10 6-8 10-12 8-10 6-10 6-10 8-12 8-12 F - Blue/white bicolor; 8 of 12 died, did alright by September

D - Not uniform in size but healthy and vigorous