Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Giant Purple Sage (Salvia pachyphylla 'Blue Flame')

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jun 21, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Giant Purple Sage (Salvia pachyphylla 'Blue Flame').

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Giant Purple Sage (Salvia pachyphylla 'Blue Flame') .

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Giant Purple Sage (Salvia pachyphylla 'Blue Flame')
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jun 23, 2016 7:14 PM CST
I loved this salvia the year it grew for me. Beautiful combo with the flowers and the leaves. Sadly, it died in the winter the year I grew it.
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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
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FBTS
Jun 23, 2016 8:13 PM CST
Where this species is native, the average annual humidity is well under 10%. The winter rainfall can be as low as 5 inches. The soils are rocky and VERY well draining. These do not tolerate wet winters at all, and generally don't like humid summers either. In Colorado or Utah or Idaho or western Washington or Arizona (etc) no problem. Elseware they are at least challenging.

Name: Utah Xeric Man
Central Utah (Zone 6b)
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utahxericman
Jun 23, 2016 10:49 PM CST
Thumb of 2016-06-24/utahxericman/e397a1

First blooms on mine about 10 days ago. Will have to take another pic tomorrow, the purple really starting to show.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 23, 2016 11:56 PM CST
FBTS said:Where this species is native, the average annual humidity is well under 10%. The winter rainfall can be as low as 5 inches. The soils are rocky and VERY well draining. These do not tolerate wet winters at all, and generally don't like humid summers either. In Colorado or Utah or Idaho or western Washington or Arizona (etc) no problem. Elseware they are at least challenging.


Lucky are those that can grow this salvia every year!

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 24, 2016 12:11 AM CST
utahxericman said:Thumb of 2016-06-24/utahxericman/e397a1

First blooms on mine about 10 days ago. Will have to take another pic tomorrow, the purple really starting to show.


Looks great! Looking forward to seeing more of your photos of this beautiful salvia.

Here's the salvia database link to post your photos. Giant Purple Sage (Salvia pachyphylla 'Blue Flame')

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Utah Xeric Man
Central Utah (Zone 6b)
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utahxericman
Jun 24, 2016 9:58 AM CST



Two more photo's of these beauties.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 24, 2016 4:48 PM CST
@utahxericman

Great pics! Thanks for posting those to the database.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Utah Xeric Man
Central Utah (Zone 6b)
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utahxericman
Jun 26, 2016 11:49 AM CST
@Marilyn
Welcome!

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