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debi_z
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2001
7:21 PM

Post #6495

is this a purple salvia? and if so, which one?
thanks debi z

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Linnea
Tilton, NH
(Zone 4a)

June 14, 2001
7:54 PM

Post #83227

Sorry, i can't tell without a closer look at the flowers

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


June 14, 2001
8:58 PM

Post #83242

Debi, it does looks like one, although a close-up photo would tell us for sure. Here's a link to one of the photos in my journal - S. pratensis for comparison:

http://davesgarden.com/gj/go_vols/showimage/1666.html

As you can see, the plants appear to have similar habits, although I'd guess yours is a different variety. Yours appears to have more of the typical silver/green foliage that salvia is known for.


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Jerseyguy
Princeton, NJ
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2001
9:51 PM

Post #83255

Its a salvia, probably one of the many newer perennial hybrids. No idea which one though.
pansy

June 16, 2001
4:05 PM

Post #83819

Debi, I'm new here, but I saw your Salvia? picture. I'm from Ames, Iowa and there is a lot of that perennial salvia here used by local landscapers. I haven't been able to find it local greenhouses and would like it.

Do you know of a good salvia that grows well in zone 4-5, it's name and where to get it?

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