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Salvia fruticosa x officinalis

Posted by hybridsage Zone 8 Austin Tx (My Page) on
Fri, May 6, 11 at 6:09

Does this hybrid have any cultivar name?
Has anyone grown this plant?
Art


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RE: Salvia fruticosa x officinalis

I think there is an Israeli commercial cross out.


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RE: Salvia fruticosa x officinalis

Think that there are several hybrids of these species that are being cultivated in New Zealand and Australia. Many are very garden-worthy indeed, and often superior to the species. Also, there are some super hybrids where Salvia recognita has been involved! 'Southern Belle' for example........BUT.........this, if not invasive, is one of the fastest and rampant Salvias I have ever grown! Needs to be hacked back severely after flowering. Wonderful when in flower.


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RE: Salvia fruticosa x officinalis

Here is a good article on this hybrid:

http://www.herbsociety-stu.org/SalviaNeweYaar.htm

Our "rampant" Salvia right now is our 3 year old gesneriifolia 'Tequila', still in full bloom. I haven't taken out the tape measure, but I believe it to be about 35 feet across and 16 feet tall. I'll try for a picture.

This is the only Salvia we have here that seeds itself about with any vigor.

Kermit


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RE: Salvia fruticosa x officinalis

Thank You all!
I have seen this plant around w/ hybird # 4 on it.
A friend here in Austin has one that is massive.
He also a population of "Blue Chiquita" consisting
of about 200 individuals equally impressive.
I look into this more.
thanks again!
Art


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