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ratty Salvia lyrrata

Posted by robertbirder z7a DC (My Page) on
Wed, May 24, 06 at 21:58

I have a couple of Salvia lyrata plants. the purple leaves are striking but growing mostly on the ground, and hence ratty. has anyone found this to be problem, and tried to fix it?

thanks.


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RE: ratty Salvia lyrrata

My S. lyrata always looks ratty, too. I'm too lazy to try moving it to make it look/grow better.

Lisa


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RE: ratty Salvia lyrrata

I saw the prettiest L. lyrata for sale at the Quail Botanical Gardens outside of San Diego..... of course, they were still in pots! ;^)


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RE: ratty Salvia lyrrata

I've planted one in a raised bed in between pavers and it seems to be doing well.


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RE: ratty Salvia lyrrata

It's basically a weed with purplish leaves, not far on the ornamental scale from purple-leaf plantain. It will tend to look ratty at worst, mildly ornamental at best. That's its nature.


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