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2salvia wrote:
Here is a new form of Salvia patens, pale pink flowers. Until now there have been several forms, the true species, (sometimes named Royal Blue....can't see any difference, perhaps a selling gimmick.), 'Cambridge Blue'...gorgeous sky-blue form, 'Chilcombe'....known as 'Lavender Lady' in the USA, and 'White Trophy', which, would you believe is white....but not a very "clean white!". Then there is the very tall 'Guanajuato', with huge deep blue flowers, and blotched foliage. Another form, from Holland, is even more floriferous, equally giant-sized, foliage is plain green. Another giant form with flowers the same as 'Chilcombe' was found in New Zealand, now known as 'Guanajuato Lavender' , but this seems, from seed, to revert to the smaller 'Chilcombe' or 'Lavender Lady'. Forgotten the original name of this, the word 'Pacific' was included.

This pink form is certainly very nice, I first saw this in California, a chance seedling, I believe, now it has been found in New Zealand, from where I received seeds, and they have all come true. May not be a world-beater.........but a very pleasant introduction.

Robin.


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