Salvia Specialist Nursery . Posting salvias to happy gardeners for 25 years.
My priority is for you to be successful growing salvias. I try to give you accurate information from personal experience or feedback. I am a world wide authority and can grow most salvias which not many sellers can because of climate restrictions.
Plants come by Australia Post. Please inform me if you don’t get post every day of the week so I can better calculate their arrival time. Sometimes in less populated areas they go to small post offices which are part of another business and you have to pick them up from there.
SPECIAL OFFER helpful to those who can’t decide or who don’t want to go through all the site. 12 salvias OF MY CHOICE suitable for your climate, for the price of 10, plus postage.This is meant as an introductory offer, not a cheaper way to get a lot of plants! Find the Special 0ffer under ‘s”.
There have been so many salvias grown in Australia but not always still being available. There can be many hours involved in tracking them down. I have a lot of species which I do not grow for sale because I can’t keep up with the large amount of the most popular ones.
The site is designed to provide comprehensive information on many varieties of Salvia. You will find a complete list under the ‘Salvia List‘ section. Most of these are for sale and a complete listing of what Salvias I have for sale is found under the heading ‘Salvias for Sale‘. These can be purchased directly from the site.
My plants are grown mostly in full sun so that they are very hardy, although they may not look as pristine as other nursery stock which is sprayed and cossetted and then left to cope with the realities of the real world when they are bought. Because I have a fairly quick turnover I don’t have to grow plants in large pots, but mostly use the square 105mm pots which is kind of like 4″ square in the old measurement. My target market is experienced gardeners.
The banner salvia is the very popular frost tender van Houttii
**********There is no way of paying directly on this website. You have to pay direct debit separately or by cheque if you can’t do that or get some relative to do it. Payments to: BSB 640000, a/c 111097696, S.Templeton The BSB number tells them what bank it is. thank you ***************************************
When you make an order you will receive an email confirmation, with payment instructions (Bank Deposit through the computer is the most popular, Cheque or Money Order). You have to have the system set up with your bank so you can pay through the computer, otherwise it will have to be cheque or money order. Money orders cost $9.95 but if you are computer smart you can order a money order by computer and send by email and then it costs $6.95 If you make an order please be ready to follow it up, get your payment in and expect your plants to be sent within a week or so. I don’t like to hold plants.
Sometimes when it is marked as available there might only be one left so if you want multiples it would be good to confirm before putting payment through. thank you.
Many small growers grab anything they can call ‘new’ without knowing much about the plant. Some people love to put new names on salvias which causes terrible confusion for the gardener and me, when you ask me. Many nurseries also make innocent mistakes. There are getting to be very similar duplicates of many of the varieties of greggii and microphyllas which are advertised as being new. Not many sellers even know whether new plants are real spreaders. You can rely on me giving honest information with your best interests at heart and not just to make a sale.
There can be mistakes in availability. By the time I come in to the computer I may have forgotten to change a listing. You might think you have a bad memory but wait until you are 80 and your short term memory is really bad!
When I only have one or two of a variety or species I often don’t want to send one to what I think might be an unsuitable growing location and it might die. Some plants are requested more than they used to be since there are now good photos and I might not have planned for increased sales.
I sell the most from March to October. I cannot increase my stock much during winter so stock is the lowest for the year by spring. If you can’t decide I can send you my SPECIAL OFFER of 12 plants for the price of 10 which will be suitable for your area but are my choice from what is available. The basic price will be $90 but you need to add on appropriate postage. Unfortunately the post is going up again seeing they are overwhelmed with parcel post these pandemic times. I have been sending them express post as recommended by Australia Post which generally costs me more than I have charged you for posting. The invoice system may not understand so you had better email me if it is not seeming to work.
Two sites that will also give you a lot of information are Robin’s salvias (UK) and Flowers By the Sea (California). Naming is often different in different countries so please don’t expect to be able to order everything you see on overseas sites!!!
My business is almost all mail order which is what I prefer. I have to think of safety issues (hoses etc) if people call and other rearrangements. I am too old to think quickly to answer questions except by email.
Photos are of course copyright and not to be used without permission from me.