Need help with an ID again!

ramazz(8a VA)June 21, 2007

Until the blooms appeared, I thought this was another salvia transylvanica.

Becky

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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

It may still be. Salvia transsylvanica is a relative of S. pratensis, which fairly often throws white (alba) and rose (rubescens) forms.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2007 at 6:26PM
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ramazz(8a VA)

Ah, so it is probably salvia transylvanica after all! Will seeds from this plant revert back to the blue flowered variety, or will they produce plants with white flowers? I have a couple more transylvanicas that are getting ready to bloom, so it will be interesting to see what color flowers they have.

Thanks, Rich.

Becky

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 8:38AM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

Instead of a 1:200 ratio of producing an off-color, the odds may be reduced to, say, 1:15. You need to isolate the plant from possible cross-pollinators by about 1/2 mile or so to really improve the odds.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 10:38AM
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ramazz(8a VA)

Ha! I could move it anywhere else in Newport News and it probably wouldn't get pollinated, but I have at least 4 transylvanicas in my yard. Oh, well. I'm not going to dig it up.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 11:44AM
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