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As a comment about Salvia (Salvia 'Amistad'), Marilyn wrote:

Salvia 'Amistad' is a very new Salvia. Very large and long flowers. The flowers are purple and it is a hybrid. They look like the shape of Salvia 'Black and Blue'. This Salvia has generated a great deal of excitement in the Salvia world. It's a hummingbird magnet!

Rolando Uria of the University of Buenos Aries discovered this wonderful Salvia in 2005 at a plant show in Argentina and wanted to share it with everybody. Amistad is Spanish for friendship, hence the common name of Friendship Salvia.

Rolando Uria stated he didn't want this Salvia patented, intending for the plant to be freely distributed around the world and he gave a cutting to a grower in the US when the grower was in Argentina, but after the cutting came to the US, it unfortunately got into the hands of a US company that is going to have it patented.

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eclayne
Mar 18, 2013 2:01 PM CST

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I didn't know a plant already placed in commerce could be patented by a different party. Thumbs down Marilyn, could you provide a link where you found this?
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Marilyn
Mar 19, 2013 2:40 AM CST
Evan,

Read these links all the way through......

It's PPAF right now. (Plant Patent Applied For)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/439743/thread/1326859856/last...

http://www.network54.com/Forum/439743/thread/1329855021/last...

http://www.greenhousegrower.com/article/24890/spring-trials-...

Go to page 15 on the next link and read the info below the Salvia. (I had to 'zoom' to make it large enough to read it)

http://www.amerinursery.com/content/pdf/2013_AN_Perennials.p...

These are shown with the plant and the PPAF listed.

http://southernlivingplants.com/perennials/plant/amistad_sal...

http://sunsetwesterngardencollection.com/plant-collection/pl...


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[Last edited by Marilyn - Mar 19, 2013 3:26 AM (+)]
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Mar 19, 2013 8:33 AM CST

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Thanks Marilyn. The network54 thread lays everything out very well.
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Mar 20, 2013 12:07 AM CST
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