Is this Silke's Dream?

bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)August 8, 2013

Bought this red salvia (?) on sale during a visit to an Austin, TX nursery last weekend with no tag on the pot. Nursery said s. coccinea and Silke's Dream (s. darcyi x microphylla) were the reds they've recently had on sale. It's not s. coccinea, but doesn't seem like an exact match to photos of Silke's Dream either. Does anyone recognize this plant? TIA

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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

Here's a close-up of the flower:

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 7:56PM
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kermitc

Not the right color for Silke's Dream. Colors vary a great deal with environmental conditions, time of year, etc. Here is a picture of one of ours blooming now.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 10:21PM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

KermitC, Thanks - after seeing your comparison, suspect I may have thrown the nursery person off by calling it a red when we spoke by phone. It is actually more of a pink? coral? ....?

It also has smaller leaves than any of our other non-greggii salvias, which may be another clue.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 11:32PM
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