Salvia splendens-Scarlet Sage, Salvia. These did not do well in Fargo this year. Early in the season they lacked vigor (too much water?) and didn't bloom much. By the end of the season they had recovered some and were doing alright. 'Garden Leader Rose' was the top performer during the second evaluation in both Fargo and Dickinson, while 'Salsa Mix' also got high marks in Dickinson.

Fargo Dickinson
July 24 September 1 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Firecracker Red-Gri 6-8" 6-8" 10-12" 10-12" -- -- -- -- Fargo - Bright red; Lost 3 of 6 plants but they were doing well by September

Dickinson - Not tested
Garden Leader Rose Gri 8-10 6-8 12-15 12-15 6-8" 6-10" 15" 12" F - Rose; One of the most vigorous and healthy groups all season, nice bloom by Sept.

D - Not blooming in July but healthy plants, floriferous and showy by August
Salsa Burgundy-GS 6-8 4-6 6-12 4-12 -- -- -- -- F - Rosy mauve; No vigor and not uniform all season

D - Not tested
Salsa Light Purple-GS 6-10 4-8 8-12 4-12 -- -- -- -- F - Lavender; Lacked uniformity all season but color was nice

D - Not tested
Salsa Mix-GS 4-10 2-8 8-12 8-10 6-8 6-10 10-12 10-12 F - Mix of colors; Not uniform in vigor, did alright by September

D - Did alright early but very showy and vigorous by August
Salsa Purple-GS 8-10 6-8 10-12 10-12 -- -- -- -- F - Deep purple; One of the more vigorous groups early, did okay in September

D - Not tested
Salsa Rose-GS 10-12 6-8 10-12 10-12 -- -- -- -- F - Rose; Not very vigorous but had good bloom all season

D - Not tested
Salsa Rose Bicolor GS 10-12 8-10 10-12 8-10 -- -- -- -- F - Rose/cream; Dull color but lots of blooms

D - Not tested
Salsa Salmon-GS 6-8 4-6 6-12 4-10 -- -- -- -- F - Salmon; No vigor, not very uniform and color was dull

D - Not tested
Salsa Salmon Bicolor-GS 6-8 4 10-12 8-10 -- -- -- -- F - Pale salmon-white bicolor; Dull color and no vigor, small plants

D - Not tested
Salsa Scarlet-GS 8 4-6 8-12 6-10 -- -- -- -- F - Red; Uniform but small early, did better by September, bright color

D - Not tested
Salsa Scarlet Bicolor GS 6-8 4-6 8-10 10-12 -- -- -- -- F - Red-white bicolor; No vigor early, did alright later but color was dull

D - Not tested
Salsa White-GS 8 6-8 10-12 10-12 -- -- -- -- F - Creamy white; Not much vigor early, brown spots evident on petals in September

D - Not tested