Two new red Salvias now in the United States
Here is the first of two JPG images of the Salvias from seed sent to me by Robin Middleton.
Salvia SL411 is a new species from Peru in section Biflorae that thrived in our heat and drought and bloomed freely as soon as it got 18 - 24 inches tall. Salvia tubiflora and oppositiflora are other members of this section
Salvia c.f. darcyi is probably S. dichlamys, and forms a compact microphylla-like bush with flowers that suggest strong relationships to both S. microphylla and the cardinalis form of S. fulgens. It handled the heat well, but was slower to bloom than the new Biflorae sage and needed to get 24 inches tall before blooming.
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