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shivapastures
Hinesburg, VT
(Zone 5a)

October 3, 2012
6:41 AM

Post #9294500

Customer sent this, not sure what it is, but it thrives in a partial shade area. It looks like some kind of catmint to me, but am not sure. Thanks for any help!

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davidsl88
Worcester, MA

October 3, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9294524

Can't enlarge the pics, they're way too small for me to see what you have..
shivapastures
Hinesburg, VT
(Zone 5a)

October 3, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #9294548

that's really weird. i can't enlarge them either...

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shivapastures
Hinesburg, VT
(Zone 5a)

October 3, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9294553

OK, figured out the problem...here's the real picture. And, I think I know what it is, but for clarification. Blue Cardinal/Lobelia?

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davidsl88
Worcester, MA

October 3, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9294606

Better! Looks like a lobelia. Very pretty.
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

October 3, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9294619

I think that is a Salvia such as S. guarantica
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2012
8:48 AM

Post #9294639

I agree. The leaves look like Salvia, more so than Lobelia.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2012
12:03 PM

Post #9294831

Yes, definitely a Salvia, and S. guaranitica looks like a good possibility http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=&searcher[family]=&searcher[genus]=salvia&searcher[species]=guaranitica&searcher[cultivar]=&searcher[hybridizer]=&searcher[grex]=&search_prefs[blank_cultivar]=&search_prefs[sort_by]=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search I don't think it would be hardy in Vermont though, so if this is something that has survived winters there then it's likely a different Salvia species.

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