En EspaŅol

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?

Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.
Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
 
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Friday - February 23, 2007

From: Albany, CA
Region: California
Topic: Seed and Plant Sources
Title: Source for purchase of native Salvia texana
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Good morning, Do you or do you know someone who carries Salvia texana? It has been impossible for me to obtain this beautiful Native Texan. Please respond at your earliest convenience with information. Regards.

ANSWER:

We have two plant sales a year—a Spring Plant Sale and a Fall Plant Sale and Salvia texana is on the list for our Spring Plant Sale. The Spring Plant Sale for 2007 will begin Friday, April 13 (1 to 7PM) with a preview sale for Wildflower Center members only. The sale for the general public will be held Saturday and Sunday (9AM-5PM), April 14 and 15. Please check the Wildflower Center web page closer to the weekend of the sale for a list of the plants available and for more information about the sale. We do not send plants through the mail or other shipping companies.

The National Suppliers Directory on the Wildflower Center web site has listings of nurseries and seed companies specializing in native plants in North America. I did a check on those companies listing web sites in Texas and New Mexico (the states in the distribution of S. texana), but found none with S. texana offered for sale. It might be worthwhile calling those without web site listings to see if they carry it. You might also find a source by contacting the Native Plant Society of Texas and the Native Plant Society of New Mexico.

April is the premier time for viewing wildflowers in Central Texas. Why not plan a trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for our Spring Sale to purchase Salvia texana and view the spring wildflowers enroute?

 

More Seed and Plant Sources Questions

Sources for native plants wholesale in Boston, MA
October 31, 2003 - My professor and I are looking for a list of native plant wholesale nurseries in the Boston, MA region.
view the full question and answer

Wildflower seed sources for Collinsia verna.
June 29, 2009 - Hello, I am looking for seeds of Collinsia verna to plant in my woodland wildflower garden. I live in NC, a bit out of the native range, so don't have immediate access to native seeds. Do you kno...
view the full question and answer

Wisconsin Ground Cover for Acid Soil
July 09, 2012 - What type of native wisconsin ground cover plants do best on acidic bare areas under pine trees such as blue spruce?...and where is best source for these plants or seeds? Thanks so much for your help
view the full question and answer

Looking for source of wildflower seeds in Southern California
October 08, 2014 - I'm looking for a source of wildflower seed--a mix of annuals and perennials--for my desert location of La Quinta, CA
view the full question and answer

Sources of cut native wildflowers
March 06, 2007 - I am preparing for my garden club's annual flower show and I have been assigned Southern Graces in San Antonio. Is there a source for cut bluebonnets or indian paintbrushes? Thank you.
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants's Facebook profile Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.

Mr. Smarty Plants wants you to be his Facebook friend. Click the Facebook icon to add yourself to Mr. Smarty Plants list of friends.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP
© 2014 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center