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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Mar 30, 2013 9:51 AM CST
If you pop in, can I get your opinion on something?
Some several years or so ago, I acquired this salvia...think it was labled either fulgens or pulchella, and I questioned that. Richard thought it is the now known as s. univerticillata. I'm not sure....
This is the plant grown in rich soil in part shade beneath an avocado tree with ample water, climbs easily to 12 ft or more, very floriferous, volunteers readily....
Thumb of 2013-03-30/wcgypsy/db26a1


Same plant grown in full sun, un-enriched soil, very little water...is about 5' x 5'.



What do you think? TIA...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
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FBTS
Mar 30, 2013 6:32 PM CST
Looks and sounds like S. univerticillata. A profile of a single spike would help in the ID.


Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Mar 30, 2013 8:02 PM CST
Thanks...it does indeed look just like the pic on your site. I'd been calling it univerticillata and decided to double check...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 30, 2013 9:41 PM CST

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Sherry

Add your pics to the Salvia univerticillata database, please. Thumbs up

Very nice pics! Thumbs up
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Mar 30, 2013 11:40 PM CST
Yep...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Mar 31, 2013 10:27 AM CST
Sherry, really am liking the looks of this one though I am not a "red" person. However, my husband remarked the other day that he would like to have Salvia "Lady In Red" back in the garden. We only grew it in the garden when we lived in the FT. Worth area. It was an annual there, but always re-seeded so we usually had at least one or two blooming. I prefer perennial types, and I find it interesting that you have this one in lean soil in full sun, and it is 5 X 5. That would work for us here, I don't see any plant we have growing up to 12 feet, except for the moonflowers we always plant for the couple of trellises we have. This just might be the red I could get for my husband, it looks really pretty.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Mar 31, 2013 10:55 AM CST
Sending you a T-mail....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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