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Agastaches and Salvias: Salvia leucocephala

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2salvia
London
United Kingdom

March 24, 2008
2:46 PM

Post #4702652

Thought I would share this beauty with you all.

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Rich_dufresne
Candor, NC

March 24, 2008
3:12 PM

Post #4702786

Well, you did it again! Who is your contact in Ecuador? From my copy of Epling's book, I see it is the only member of the section Leucocephalae. By examining the photo, I'd say it has affinities with S. curviflora and S. littae, because of the backwards curved lower lip, and S. purpurea because of the density of the spike and the hairy calyxes. All three of these sages are in section Purpurae. How do the flower sizes compare?

I guess you are getting page 37 ready for your web site.
2salvia
London
United Kingdom

March 24, 2008
4:22 PM

Post #4703082

I don't have any contacts in Ecuador, I was given this plant a couple of years ago by Christian, I think. It is a real stunner. The flowers are much larger than those of littae, curviflora, and purpurea...just over one and a half inches. Also much wider than the others. Including the calyx, it is just under 2 inches. I have never found any seeds on this, but will keep looking!

Page 37 will hopefully appear in the summer...running out of new species!!!
annette68
Townsville
Australia
(Zone 10a)

March 24, 2008
9:23 PM

Post #4704291

A beautiful salvia Robin... Absolutely Sublime...
2salvia
London
United Kingdom

March 24, 2008
10:03 PM

Post #4704454

I have to say that this is perhaps one of the most stunning Salvias I have ever grown...and I have tried a considerable number! If only it were not winter-flowering!!!
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2008
2:38 AM

Post #4705870

Robin, that is absolutely gorgeous--I love it!
Gerris2
Wilmington, DE
(Zone 7a)

March 25, 2008
5:10 PM

Post #4708036

That flower is to die for! Fantastic! Try hand pollinating those flowers!! We need seeds!

Joseph


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Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

March 29, 2008
3:09 AM

Post #4724289

Robin,

Gorgeous! I love it!

Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn
Gerris2
Wilmington, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #5634063

Did you get seeds from those remarkable flowers, Robin?

Danita
Cobb County, GA
(Zone 7b)

October 5, 2008
2:19 AM

Post #5634274

That is wonderful!
2salvia
London
United Kingdom

October 5, 2008
1:01 PM

Post #5635228

No, I did not find any seeds. Maybe this winter?

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2008
1:04 PM

Post #5635233

What a beauty, wish I had one .. your pics are awsome as well as the others I have been seeing..
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2008
1:17 AM

Post #5637419

Just beautiful.

Thanks for sharing,
Elaine
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

November 2, 2008
12:23 AM

Post #5741621

2salvia: Beautiful salvia. Hope you find the seeds!
2salvia
London
United Kingdom

November 2, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #5741664

I hope so too, but unlikely if the last two years are anything to go by. If it flowers this winter...no guarantee..I will try hand-pollination, not that I have ever been successful with this. I would love to share this beauty with all enthusiasts.
Gerris2
Wilmington, DE
(Zone 7a)

March 3, 2009
3:29 AM

Post #6214302

Is the foliage fragrant on this one, Robin?

I bought a gesneriad plant, Sinningia leucotricha, and each time I look at its silver-grey leaves and soon to emerge red flowers I think of this salvia you posted here. http://home.earthlink.net/~sinnvenner/4leuc.htm
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 4, 2009
11:24 AM

Post #6219503

My brother-in-law is from Ecuador what is the normal range of this salvia?

eye candy>

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Rich_dufresne
Candor, NC

March 4, 2009
8:18 PM

Post #6221360

It is found in the province of Chimborazo. Specific locations indicated are In the forests about Pangor; on downsloping dry land near Alausi and Huataxi; at Hacienda de Licay nearby Huigra at 5000 - 5500 feet This is info from Epling's book
2salvia
London
United Kingdom

March 6, 2009
4:46 PM

Post #6229412

No, the leaves are not fragrant. Three stems on my plant, full of buds!
2salvia
London
United Kingdom

May 3, 2009
8:48 PM

Post #6498308

Well, it flowered very well again in late winter. As it has been very warm recently, have placed the plants outside in daytime. No bees around apart from bumbles, but it seems that one or two seeds are trying to form. But, a colder spell is now forecast, so I doubt if any seeds will ripen, Fingers crossed!
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

May 3, 2009
8:59 PM

Post #6498368

Robin: That's such a beautiful salvia! I just planted some Mexican blue sage and here is a photo of one of its tiny little blooms:

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jimcrick
Hitchin
United Kingdom

May 5, 2009
4:32 PM

Post #6507444

OK - I know it's not anything like Robin's sumptuous plant but at least it's a start!

This plant is now (early May in UK) some 1 foot high grown from a cutting taken late summer last year and overwintered in my limited light potting shed. It has now been outdoors for a few weeks.

Other cuttings similarly taken flowered earlier on overwintering shoots but this one has flowered on relatively recent shoots although the flower head is less congested. Subsequent vigorous new shoots are obviously not going to flower until perhaps the end of the year.

Incidentally, the family tree for these cuttings goes back to Robin's plant.

Jim



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Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

May 5, 2009
5:04 PM

Post #6507581

Jim: Is that Salvia leucocephala? It's gorgeous. I know I posted my photo in the wrong thread here.

Angie
jimcrick
Hitchin
United Kingdom

May 5, 2009
5:51 PM

Post #6507971

Angie - Indeed it is.

Your pic may be in the wrong thread but it's still a real sweet pic.

Jim
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

May 6, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #6509960

TY, Jim. It's only about 4 inches tall (ordered and received recently from Bluestone Perennials) but I was surprised when it started blooming! Just had to capture that blue blossom.
MissSherry
Wiggins, MS

May 27, 2009
1:53 PM

Post #6604046

I've never heard of this one, so I'll have to look it up - it's gorgeous!!
Sherry

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