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ID salvia (?) please

Posted by cindyd2 7b SC (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 3, 07 at 12:51

I'm hoping someone can identify this for me. I bought it in the salvia section of the nursery, but it had no ID on it. The plant is about a foot tall. Sorry for the blurred picture.

Thanks.


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RE: ID salvia (?) please

I doubt it is a Salvia. A Cuphea (cigar plant) maybe? It has to have a lever mechanism to be a Salvia. New World sages have an upper hood and a lower lip attached to a tube as well.


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Rich - what's a "lever mechanism?"


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Yeh Rich is right it looks like a cuphea, specifically Flamenco Rumba. I linked a picture. Adele

Here is a link that might be useful: Cuphea 'flamenco rumba'


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Go to the Sexual Organs - Pistil and Stamen section of the Salvia flower structures web page and note the section about the connective. Squeezing the flower in the way indicated simulates the action of a true pollinator.

Here is a link that might be useful: Salvia flower structures


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Rich and Adele - thanks for your input. Adele - I don't think it has the white in it that the Cuphea 'flamenco rumba' has. Instead, I think it might be a Cuphea 'fireworks.'


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Cindy, also look up C. 'Flamenco Samba'.


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RE: ID salvia (?) please

  • Posted by youreit z9b CA Sunset z8-9 (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 8, 07 at 10:37

My 'Flamenco Rumba' doesn't have white in it.

Brenda


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