Guess what time it is? It's time for the DG County Fair! Now in it's sixth year, enter your blue-ribbon photos or mouth-watering recipes for a chance to win a gift subscription! Click here here to get all the details, dates and entry rules.
Another solved by checking Piergrossi's site for "every salvia they've ever sold" list. That really helps, plus being able to check back to what was offered at Cabrillo when I was there. I need to be more careful in making sure EVERY plant that is buy is labeled!
It's an involucrata x karwinskii.
I briefly had this Salvia until the big frost of last winter finished it off. Anyway, in my garden this proved to be a huge Salvia that didn't flower a whole bunch. I think its' name is misleading as I found no delight in it..lol
Salvia "Carol's Delight" is a garden hybrid that appeared in my garden here in Carpinteria in the 90's. (At the time I was only growing S. karwinskii and S. wagneriana). This is a winter bloomer and will bloom heavily here from late September until February. If untrimed it will become a large multistemed shrub up to 8 feet tall or more. It has qualities of both parents but a longer bloom period than either. It may be frost tender but has survived into the high 20's in Santa Barbara with little damage. I gave a plant to Ernie Wasson when he visited to speak to the Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society. He grew it in the Cabrillo College Salvia collection and it was propagated for plant sales at the college. This is a wonderful salvia for frost free areas where regular water and top dressing with compost can be suplied.