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ID help needed

Posted by juneroses Z9a-Lady Lake, FL (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 19, 09 at 13:43

Despite going through the very excellent pictures and descriptions available at both "A World of Salvias" and "Robins Salvias", I still can't ID the following two plants (maybe that's because they aren't salvias !?).

Plant #1 is about 4' tall with definite pink flowers. It seems to be a somewhat vase shaped plant but it is growing among other flowers so it may just be reaching for its share of the sun. The young stems are gray but have become woody on the more mature plant. The leaves are not smooth and tend toward an olivey green color. The picture of the plant with leaves is a recently propagated cutting, hence its small size. I can detect no particular smell to the leaves.

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Plant #2 is below. It too is a rather tall plant - about 4' high - but has many more clumped stems from which it is growing. The small pale blue flowers are rather "lost" considering the size of the plant but maybe it's just finishing - or beginning - its main flowering burst. I forgot to check for any scent so can't comment on that aspect.

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Thanks for sharing your input - June

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RE: ID help needed

The first sage is Salvia greggii x karwinskii `Riverside' and the second one appears to be S. uliginosa. This one will have a lot of stolons (runners).

RE: ID help needed

Thank you very much for the ID's.

The "Riverside" plant looks like it could be a winner for me; that the hummers like it is a bonus.

I think I'll just observe the uliginosa from afar for now. The specimen I saw certainly doesn't look as attactive as the gallery pictures, and my garden is small.


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