Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Hummingbird Sage (Salvia coccinea 'Coconut Ice')

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 17, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Hummingbird Sage (Salvia coccinea 'Coconut Ice').

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Hummingbird Sage (Salvia coccinea 'Coconut Ice') .

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Hummingbird Sage (Salvia coccinea 'Coconut Ice')
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jan 17, 2016 11:14 PM CST
I haven't heard of Coconut Ice before. Looks like a pretty one.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!



WardDas
Jan 18, 2016 3:22 PM CST
It looks a lot like Coral Nymph which these days would be called an old fashioned cultivar but a very good one. I love coccinea except for one thing, in hot summer afternoons flowering stops. I remember having lots of it mixed in a big patch one summer with zinnia. They are a fantastic pair by the way. A garden tour came on an August afternoon and only the zinnias were in evidence, not a single coccinea flower was left. "I can explain!"
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jan 18, 2016 11:18 PM CST
It does look like Coral Nymph. I agree it is a good one and one that I love.
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
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poisondartfrog
Jan 19, 2016 4:49 PM CST
Coconut Ice is more of a pale "baby girl pink" than a coral pink like Coral Nymph, which I also like very much.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jan 20, 2016 1:12 AM CST
Good to know! Thumbs up
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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