Salvia identification??

johnburtonstutz(8-9)June 16, 2014

Here is another mystery salvia that I planted and forgot the name!

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annette68_gw

It looks like salvia aurea but could be salvia lanceolata.

Cheers Annette

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 5:16PM
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robinmi_gw

Lanceolata ?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 5:27AM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

I agree with Robin. Aurea doesn't have narrow leaves.

I agree also with caution, since S. African sages could easily hybridize and there are variable species amongst them, leading to confusion.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 8:02AM
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CA Kate

Do you think this is even a Salvia? The flowers don't look right. It looks more like a form of Artemesia to me.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 11:54AM
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robinmi_gw

The photo shows the calyces, not the flowers. Pink calyces are the norm for Salvia lanceolata.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 12:50PM
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johnburtonstutz(8-9)

Robinmi - you are right as the other pic was older. Now it is flowering.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 7:47PM
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