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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Sep 20, 2014 12:52 AM CST

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Hi Debbie,
Are the blooms in this photo truly blue? Wasn't sure if it's just the lighting. Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha) is a definite purple not blue and the leaves on yours look too wide unlike the long narrow leaves you can see in some of the other shots.
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Sep 20, 2014 9:40 AM CST
You are right, Sue. It looks more like the interspecific hybrid Salvia leucantha x elegans 'Anthony Parker' to me.

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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Sep 20, 2014 8:03 PM CST
Danita, you are right, that's exactly what it is. Thank You! for the ID. I took that photo at one of the botanical gardens here in SC last fall. I took the photo, because I thought it was an unusual color blue for Salvia leucantha, but the sign didn't identify it as a hybrid. I posted the photo in the salvia database under general salvia leucantha, I think. Sue, can you please make the change with the proper ID and thanks for checking?
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Sep 21, 2014 1:25 AM CST

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Thanks Deebie, (and I got your name spelled right this time Green Grin! )
I moved it to the right entry.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Sep 21, 2014 7:10 PM CST
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