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Is this salvia?

Posted by cobalt_blue 5B JC MO (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 18, 07 at 17:36

Hi all, is this salvia? If it is can you tell which one? My wife loves it and would like me to plant a few for her but I'm not 100% sure I even know what the stuff is.

I'd greatly appreciate your help.



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RE: Is this salvia?

Wow that's a beautiful plant but not a salvia. I think it's known as Russian sage-Perovskia.

RE: Is this salvia?

It sure looks like Perovskia to me. This genus is related to the European Salvias. See the Salvia Research Projects discussion

and the cladistic chart (URL given below)

Here is a link that might be useful: Molecular Systematics of Salvia and Mentheae

RE: Is this salvia?

  • Posted by youreit z9b CA Sunset z8-9 (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 19, 07 at 11:15

That is one gorgeous specimen! One of my favorites.


RE: Is this salvia?

Thanks guys!

Believe it or not this specimen is part of the landscaping at our neighborhood McDonalds.

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