Need an ID of a hot pink salvia

bella_trix(z6b SE PA)August 1, 2006

Can anyone tell me what salvia this is? I know it is not a gregii. The leaves are very large, thick and shiny. The blooms shoots are soft and bend over when they first start to come out. It propagates VERY easily. I was moving and tried taking cuttings from all my garden plants four times (two times to mail to someone on the east coast). This plant was successful everytime (unlike everything else). It's a hummingbird magnet! Mine is not very tall, maybe a foot and a half.

Does anyone know if it is hardy in zone 6 (SE Pennsylvania)? I'm guessing no, but maybe it's semi-hardy with lots of mulch and luck? Any suggestions on overwintering it indoors? I don't have a garage and the basement is heated. Any ideas?

Thank you!


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I think it is Salvia Chiapensis.


    Bookmark   August 1, 2006 at 10:24PM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

I concur, although a closeup of a good spike would be nice.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2006 at 10:40PM
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and NOT hardy in zone 6, unless you bring it indoors.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2006 at 11:33PM
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bella_trix(z6b SE PA)

Thank you! After doing a google image search, I'm pretty sure that's what I have. It's a great salvia. I'll try to post a close up picture, but I have dial-up right now and its, well, painful. :(

Thanks again,

    Bookmark   August 2, 2006 at 10:14AM
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