I have a Salvia urica that has silver undersides to the leaves
does anyone know which form this is?
Two different forms growing here - none with a silver underside. The one we are increasing has light hairs underneath.
Both were from seed, both claimed to be the "true" urica, and both had subtle differences between seedlings. I selected the strongest and nicest flowering of these for vegetative increase.
If I can figure out how to post a picture, I will.
Are you sure that it is a S. urica and not a hybrid? I have had 3 forms of S. urica, don't recall silver undersides, though.
It could be a hybrid. It was sold to me as S. urica but
has not bloomed yet. The only other S. urica I have seen
had green foliage similar to S.coccinea. There are several\
form I have not seen. One of these day's I will start posting pictures.The only form I have seen was the U.C. Berkely form
Have not seen the the short form or J.L.Hutson form. I have a new camera waiting for better weather to try and get some pics to post.
Mine has silver/white undersides. I only have the one form so i dont have anything to compare it to. But, Robin you looked at it by the flowers and thought it was S. urica. I was unsure a while back. I got mine from cuttings at the Botanical gardens here at the university. I have pictures of the flowers if anyone wants to see. Its in flower now and will be for months to come. Just email me.
Email me some pics would love to look;)
Salvia urica is a strange Salvia. Very beautiful. Freely self seeds, even if not hardy.
There is a beautiful, compact form, 2 ft x 2 ft, which is a gem. But seeds from this revert to the very tall and slightly aggressive form. I suspect that this originated with dwarfing agents being used........common in Holland. But cuttings from this are just perfect. No silver undersides, more a lime-green.
We are currently trialing this species as a flowering potted plant. I believe that with PGRs it will be short and compact enough to be a hit, but the untreated plants are starting to get pretty tall. The flowers do attract attention!