It was given to me as a Salvia but the person did not know the cultivar. It has fuzzy foliage and the unopened blooms on the spire looked like stacked squares. The blue flower has a white eye. It began blooming this month.
Is this a Salvia?
Ju, I looked at this one in plant files and it says it blooms late summer and early fall. My plant is blooming now. Im stumped.
It could be a young May Knight ? That still looks near , The leaves are right , your blooms look lighter , but that happens ,, often in fact .
Yours looks like Evolution or Victorian , Why is it blooming now ? got me , Crossed with something ? probably
Felt the need to finish my thought , that's neat if it continues to next year blooming in the spring , A spring blooming old time cross ,, Coooool!!! ^_^
Maybe crossed with nettle leaf sage , spring blooming Agastache urtica?
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It's not either May Night or S. urticifolia.
It may be an Andean species, based on the leaves, or not even a Salvia.
Some skullcaps have narrow flower tube bases that come from a distinctly shaped calyx at the base of the flower. A closeup of that detail would help separate Salvia from Scutellaria and other mint genera.
here's a few skullcaps to look at .
In either case the plant is young , still looks like a cross of Evolution , agastache salvia to me .
Hyssop type and nettle leaf are spring bloomers , or early summer , A Mexican skullcap with nettle or hyssop leaves it could be , difficult for things like me to identify .
oh well , sigh . I like the blooms though ,
I will get the close-up of the calyx as soon as it stops raining.
I googled and found scutellaria with the same type calyces.
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Yes indeed , it does look like integrifolia of that ,
Looks a lot the same as some Agastache do here .
good find steady ..^_^
Ju, after comparing the foliage on the two, Im going for the heartleaf skullcap vs the integrifolia.
Thanks for all your hard work in helping me. I appreciate you.
Well it's not work ,, lol ,, I have fun learning ,, last dozen times or so , I have not been correct .
Your the one looking at the plant ,, even that is not always easy ,,is it ?
Your a ways away from here , and there are not as many wildflowers here as there use to be .I don't get to see many
Enjoyed, thank you ,, for the appreciation ,, ^_^