ID please

rosebush(z7 NC)April 29, 2008

This was given to me and mistakenly mislabeled. Anyone have a good ID? There are a couple I think it might be, but not sure.

thank you!

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annette68_gw

A form of Salvia Microphylla.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2008 at 5:20PM
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hybridsage

Looks like a form of S. microphylla to me too.Nice picture

    Bookmark   April 29, 2008 at 9:42PM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

I agree. The form San Carlos Festival comes to mind.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2008 at 10:58PM
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rosebush(z7 NC)

Thanks! I was also thinking San Carlos or Wild Watermelon.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 9:15AM
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wardda

I was thinking Wild Watermelon because of the white throat.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 12:48PM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

I'm not sure Wild Watermelon will come true from seed, at least for flower size. Don Mahoney of Strying Arboretum collected it just below the alpine zone on Cerro Potosi, the tallest mountain in northeastern Mexico. I was given a choice of a seedling from that collection as a gift for giving a talk there. On a suggestion, I decided to call it Wild Watermenlon. It does indeed have a white throat.

I think that S. micr. Cerro Potosi and and another one, possibly Santa Rosa, are from the same lot.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 2:44PM
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rosebush(z7 NC)

Ah, the plot thickens. . .I was given this as a rooted cutting and it has grown into a wonderful plant. The blooms each have a distinct white throat. Thanks for the info, Rich!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 3:39PM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

The flowers should be almost double the size of most microphyllas.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 9:46PM
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