Is this salvia?

cobalt_blueJune 18, 2007

Hi all, is this salvia? If it is can you tell which one? My wife loves it and would like me to plant a few for her but I'm not 100% sure I even know what the stuff is.

I'd greatly appreciate your help.

Thanks

Rick

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helena_z8_ms

Wow that's a beautiful plant but not a salvia. I think it's known as Russian sage-Perovskia.
Helena

    Bookmark   June 18, 2007 at 7:16PM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

It sure looks like Perovskia to me. This genus is related to the European Salvias. See the Salvia Research Projects discussion

http://www.botany.wisc.edu/salvia/MolecularSystematics/MolecularSystematics.html

and the cladistic chart (URL given below)

Here is a link that might be useful: Molecular Systematics of Salvia and Mentheae

    Bookmark   June 18, 2007 at 10:11PM
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youreit

That is one gorgeous specimen! One of my favorites.

Brenda

    Bookmark   June 19, 2007 at 11:15AM
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cobalt_blue

Thanks guys!

Believe it or not this specimen is part of the landscaping at our neighborhood McDonalds.

Rick

    Bookmark   June 19, 2007 at 6:14PM
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