Agastache and Salvias forum: Salvia ID requested

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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Sep 14, 2015 3:47 PM CST
Can anyone identify this salvia for me? I believe it to be salvia coccinea, but I'd appreciate any
suggestions.
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Whatever it is, it was a delight to see it peeking out from underneath my hibiscus this morning!
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Name: Judy
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jg0613
Sep 14, 2015 5:18 PM CST
I am no expert but pretty sure this is a variety of Salvia Coccinea- there are several red varieties but this looks exactly like mine which is "Summer Jewel Red". Pics are of my seedlings to compare. They are beautiful and hummingbirds love them. They re-seed readily. Note the smaller seedlings next to the main one in my pic. I am sure someone with more experience will give some input, maybe @FBTS .
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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
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FBTS
Sep 14, 2015 5:21 PM CST
Does look like a coccinea, but I've learned not to be too convincing in IDs of low res pictures. Whatever the identity, it is plenty pretty.

Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Sep 14, 2015 5:46 PM CST
Thanks for your help. I probably need to move it out from under my hibiscus, but will leave it alone
and move it next summer when it appears.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Sep 14, 2015 6:23 PM CST

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@FBTS

Thanks for chiming in with your wise Salvia wisdom. We always appreciated it! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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