I’m quite intrigued at the comparison between my Salvia ‘Kate Glen‘ plants; two of which have overwintered in the garden, while the other I potted up and kept in our unheated greenhouse.
This is the one in the greenhouse, replete with lush spring growth; its leaves uniform in colour and shape.
By contrast, here is one of the plants in the garden – here the new growth is flushed with pink (not to mention rather nibbled around the edges).
It will be interesting to see whether they continue to differ as the season continues; I expect to return the greenhouse plant to the garden in a month or so when the soil has warmed up.
The most exciting thing, mind you, is that all three plants have come through the winter intact, regardless of their level of coddling. I wonder whether last year’s Echinacea is going to stage a return soon…