Plant ID forum: purple flower ID

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Name: Ricardo Sandifer
Marin Co., CA
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ElJardineroGringo
Sep 5, 2016 6:57 AM CST

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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Sep 5, 2016 7:11 AM CST
Compare with prunella... Usually a Spring bloomer...
If you have one that re-blooms, might want to propagate... Although... There is a reblooming prunella in the trades...
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Sep 5, 2016 9:56 AM CST
Definitely a Salvia of some sort. Hard to tell the variety from the photos. This is a good view of the leaves, can you post a pic from a side view to get a good view of the flower spike?
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 5, 2016 10:11 AM CST
I agree Salvia. Yes, please take more images of the blooms. Thank You!
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Sep 5, 2016 11:07 AM CST
My bad...
Agree with salvia... Was at a wifi that didn't permit me to enlarge the pics this morning....
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Sep 5, 2016 1:52 PM CST
It looks like one of the interspecific hybrids of Salvia longispicata x Salvia farinacea.

Either Sage (Salvia 'Indigo Spires')
or its dwarf mutation Sage (Salvia Playin' The Blues™) (cultivar 'Balsalmisp', aka "Mystic Spires")

I believe that there is also a new hybrid with similar parentage but I'll have to search for the name of that one. I've only seen a photo of it.

How long have you had the plant and how tall does it get?
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Sep 5, 2016 2:19 PM CST
The new hybrid is called Salvia 'Magic Wand' and was bred by Danziger.

http://ballpublishing.com/BallPub/NewsletterArchives.aspx?ar...

http://www.malmborgsinc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plan...
Name: Ricardo Sandifer
Marin Co., CA
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ElJardineroGringo
Sep 14, 2016 9:10 PM CST
Now that you mention it I think it is a "mystic Spires". Thanks everyone!

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