Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Brown Salvia (Salvia africana-lutea)

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 10, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Brown Salvia (Salvia africana-lutea).

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Brown Salvia (Salvia africana-lutea) .

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Brown Salvia (Salvia africana-lutea)
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 10, 2016 7:26 PM CST
We have two of these and one gets some shade one none and the one in full sun has done extremely well. All flowering was very heavy but are all gone now and just the bracts are left giving it the look of it's common name...."Brown Salvia". This one is about 4 x 4 feet. In the second photo the plants all wet from rain. I really like it. I planted a African Blue Sage (Salvia chamelaeagnea) next to it. I had intended it to be Salvia african-cerulea but it turned out to be another Brown Salvia.

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Name: Judy
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jg0613
Apr 10, 2016 7:33 PM CST
I have read about this one before. Such a unique color. So far I haven't grown it. I do like the look of it.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 11, 2016 9:14 PM CST
I like the look of the flowers, the plant and the color.
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Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 12, 2016 5:31 PM CST
That's an odd color to me Whistling Hilarious! It does look like a prolific bloomer though Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 12, 2016 7:14 PM CST
The color grew on me. I didn't care for it at first.
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 21, 2016 8:20 PM CST
It grew on me too. The first one we had was in to much afternoon and winter shade. The sunny position made the difference in everything from shape and fullness to the amount of bloom. Seeing it in person makes a difference two. When it's companion blooms the blue against the brown will be nice.
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