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From: magrysbo at shu.edu on 2001.09.06 at 01:32:53(7359)
BTW, not a main preoccupation, but does anyone out there grow Salvia
Bonaventure W. Magrys

From: "Deni Bown" deni at yaxhampark.co.uk> on 2001.09.06 at 15:12:58(7366)
Dear Bonaventure,

Yes, I have lots. It's very fast-growing and easy to propagate. Seems to
need rich soil, partial shade, and plenty of water. Tolerates min. 45F thru
the winter in a polytunnel here in the UK. I tried it outdoors and it does
well in summer but is mushed by the first frosts. Plants are very brittle
and large ones difficult to repot without main stems snapping off. I've
never had it flower yet, even as a large plant, say 4ft x 4ft. Maybe it
needs to get even bigger? Or maybe doesn't like being confined to a pot.
Chewed a few leaves but they tasteed so foul I gave up before seeing pink

I too would be interested in hearing from anyone that grows it successfully
or has seen it in the wild and can give hints on cultivation.

Deni Bown

From: mburack at mindspring.com on 2001.09.06 at 15:15:33(7369)
Isnt that a psychotropic herb used in religious rituals?
Im pretty sure it is...
We wont ask why you want it :)))))))))

From: "Cooper, Susan L." SLCooper at scj.com> on 2001.09.06 at 16:18:51(7371)
Well now, that explains a lot about our beloved Bonaventure....
Just kidding!!!!!
Marc, he probably wants it to hybridize to something else.


From: magrysbo at shu.edu on 2001.09.07 at 01:40:10(7390)
OK, very funny y'all. But aren't aroids a religious experience? Doesn't
viewing them elicit a psychotropic response? There are some plants -
Arisaemas, orchids, carnivorous plants - that I say that God must have been
on acid when He created them!

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