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Is this Silke's Dream?

Posted by bostedo 8a tx-bp-dfw (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 8, 13 at 19:55

Bought this red salvia (?) on sale during a visit to an Austin, TX nursery last weekend with no tag on the pot. Nursery said s. coccinea and Silke's Dream (s. darcyi x microphylla) were the reds they've recently had on sale. It's not s. coccinea, but doesn't seem like an exact match to photos of Silke's Dream either. Does anyone recognize this plant? TIA

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RE: Is this Silke's Dream?

Here's a close-up of the flower:

RE: Is this Silke's Dream?

Not the right color for Silke's Dream. Colors vary a great deal with environmental conditions, time of year, etc. Here is a picture of one of ours blooming now.

RE: Is this Silke's Dream?

KermitC, Thanks - after seeing your comparison, suspect I may have thrown the nursery person off by calling it a red when we spoke by phone. It is actually more of a pink? coral? ....?

It also has smaller leaves than any of our other non-greggii salvias, which may be another clue.

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