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melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

November 3, 2012
10:06 PM

Post #9324048

I got some salvias from Rich, this summer..here is one of them..the picture does not do it justice...

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

November 3, 2012
10:10 PM

Post #9324050

What kind is it? Are the leaves a purple color or is that the pic. It's really lovely. Tell me more!
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melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

November 3, 2012
10:42 PM

Post #9324058

The name is: Puerta de la Zorra..and yes, the leaves are tinted purple. A lovely plant
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

November 3, 2012
11:00 PM

Post #9324061

And it did well in our summers, is it winter hardy. Seed trade? (it's late and my brain and grammer are lacking)
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2salvia
London
United Kingdom

November 4, 2012
3:28 AM

Post #9324098

I think this is a particularly good form of Salvia mexicana. This is difficult to grow in the UK as it is normally ready to flower just as the first frost occurs, and is too tall to move into a small greenhouse.
melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

November 4, 2012
7:28 AM

Post #9324274

I think it is hardy to zone 8...so I think it will do okay. I will collect seed, and I am doing cuttings too.

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

November 4, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9324317

Did it just start blooming? I don't think I have any Salvia seed but do have some other TX native plant seed.
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melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

November 4, 2012
11:13 AM

Post #9324405

It started blooming about a week ago..I have some others that have been blooming a lot longer. You should come and get some cuttings...
Rich_dufresne
Candor, NC

November 6, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9326125

It sets seed pretty well, unless bumblebees get to the flowers. It should come true from seed, unless there are other mexicana forms around. It comes from the state of Hidalgo, between Jacala and Zimapan. The form La Placita was collected just a few miles down off the old PanAmerican Highway

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melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

November 6, 2012
4:40 PM

Post #9326466

It is planted with Phyllis Fancy and Hilago...
melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

November 7, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9327435

Another one of the Lady Fox...and a picture of Hilago, also a shot of Salvia Leucantha 'Phyllis Fancy'

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tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
10:43 AM

Post #9327949

Melva -- those are all so pretty. I love salvias.

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