Yvonne's Salvia Celebration
Some of you may be aware of the large Salvia splendens that was discovered by an older couple in their salvia patch they grew every year from their own seeds. They have come to be known as simply Yvonne's salvia. The story was written up in Birds and Blooms magazine by Emily Huntington, who subsequently grew the 6' salvias herself and was instrumental in helping Yvonne distribute seeds all over N. America (and they've gone on to other countries as well). For the past few years, Yvonne's salvia has been a topic of various threads on the GW Salvia forum, as well as others.
The elderly couple have both passed away - Yvonne most recently, about 10 days ago. We have a movement under way promoting the idea of growing this salvia this year in tribute to Yvonne, celebrating her salvia and the wonderful person that she was. An effort is also being made to officially introduce this salvia under her name.
On the GW Winter Sowing forum you can see the original thread on this topic. Check it out, see a link to Yvonne's obituary, and if you have her seeds or can get ahold of some, join us in planting Yvonne's Salvia this year in her memory.
Here is a link that might be useful: Planting aTribute to Yvonne