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2salvia
London
United Kingdom

May 22, 2009
8:29 PM

Post #6584031

Is there any chance that this could be the extremely elusive Salvia hians???

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Gerris2
Wilmington, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2009
3:50 AM

Post #6593476

It matches my image of what hians is in my mind's eye. Good growing, Robin! Keep it from having sex with others!!
2salvia
London
United Kingdom

May 25, 2009
6:11 PM

Post #6595816

Should I put condoms around each flower????

I originally got seeds from Christine Yeo, who was 99% certain that it was the real S. hians. My seeds germinated, and as is usually the case with Oriental species, it did not flower before the 2nd year. When Christine saw the flowers, she was convinced that it had hybridised...but I am not so sure.

I also obtained seeds from NZ from a S. hians which came from Alaska (?), this was supposed to be the real thing also. BUT, this beautiful plant seems to be a hybrid with flava var. megalantha (or bulleyana...call it what you will) as the foliage is so similar. But the flowers are an amazing combination of white and purple...but the white is on the upper lip! I think I sent a pic of this to the forum last year. I just wish that these oriental species/hybrids had a longer flowering season.

I now have another species, Salvia bowleyana...foliage similar to S. miltiorrhiza, but the flowers are different...very dull and uninteresting from a distance, but rather beautiful at close-up. Will try ro send a photo this week.

Gerris2
Wilmington, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #6597133

In essence, yes re: condoms...the morning glory folks do this to prevent cross pollination by tying off the flower before it opens. Pretty tedious work I must admit if you do every flower that way on a plant.

Looking forward to the photos of your other plants, Robin!

Joseph
Rich_dufresne
Candor, NC

May 29, 2009
3:00 PM

Post #6613681

If it is not Salvia hians, it is a hybrid or closely related. The one I got from P. Kohli & Sons of Srinagar was very similar, but the flowers were a bit bicolored, with one patch bluer than the other.
annette68
Townsville
Australia
(Zone 10a)

June 1, 2009
7:57 AM

Post #6625179

Yes please put condoms around the calyxs and than please share pics of this:))))
2salvia
London
United Kingdom

June 2, 2009
5:03 PM

Post #6631422

But I would be banned from he forum!!!
jimcrick
Hitchin
United Kingdom

June 2, 2009
6:33 PM

Post #6631797

Salvia condomii

Attached is a pic of this plant in its early stage of developement

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mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 2, 2009
7:10 PM

Post #6631951

Oh my gosh! I'll be laughing all day of this!!!
annette68
Townsville
Australia
(Zone 10a)

June 2, 2009
10:51 PM

Post #6632888

Robin you are just too modest:))))

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 2, 2009
10:57 PM

Post #6632908

I just had to come back to this and show D's SO...I've been chuckling all afternoon...
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

June 10, 2009
11:51 AM

Post #6667639

Too funny! Nice salvias.

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