Salvia 'Santa Barbara' or 'Waverly'?
I ordered a Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara,'or Dwarf Mexican Bush Sage, from a very good mail order nursery I have long patronized and admired. Judging purely by the leaves since it has not flowerd, nevertheless I knew that I had received Salvia 'Waverly' instead of what I requested. Not really a big deal in the grand scheme of things. But a couple months later I thought, if I was a nursery owner, I'd want to know, so I advised them of the switch. The response was that since Salvia 'Waverly' has leucantha parentage in it, that they are now selling 'Waverly' when people request Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara.' This was new to me. Anyone have any info/insight on this confusion? In So. Calif. at retail nurseries, Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara' is still Dwarf Mexican Bush Sage, and Salvia 'Waverly' is a a whitish-flowered leucantha hybrid but a distinctly different plant.