Texas Gardening forum: Salvia ID???

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 22, 2010 10:40 AM CST

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This little reddish pink salvia is growing under a rose bush. I remember planting it, but don't know what it is. I may have gotten it at the Louisiana swap a few yrs ago. I've taken photo after photo and they've all been fuzzy. This is as good as it gets, I guess... First pic is bloom and 2nd is leaf structure. Anyone have an idea what it could be?

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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Aug 22, 2010 12:23 PM CST
I think I might know that one. To me, it looks like Ragin' Cajun Ruellia. I've had two different varieties of that, but the one that Lee gave me is the one I have now. Ring a bell for you?
http://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog/Plants/Ruellia-elegans-...
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 22, 2010 2:06 PM CST

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I think that's it. The blooming habit is the same....only the grasshoppers clean mine before the entire stalk blooms.
Ruellia, huh? No wonder I couldn't find it in salvia photos.
Thanks for ID. I'm going to move it...



Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Aug 22, 2010 4:01 PM CST
Sandi, just noticed that I called you by the wrong name. Senior moment...sorry. I know that plant is cold-hardy, because it survived last winter! I've been thinking about propagating mine...cuttings, maybe.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 22, 2010 6:25 PM CST

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Not a problem! Appreciate the quick response. I read the Plant delight description. I don't think mine ever got taller than a foot or two! It's in a raised bed with lots of other stuff, so may have a crowding problem.....and it's near the limestone wall. Gonna move it.
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LindaTX8
Aug 22, 2010 7:39 PM CST
Mine isn't that tall either. There is more than one variety to Ragin' Cajun...maybe that's a taller kind.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 23, 2010 8:49 AM CST

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I didn't know that!

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