Plant ID forum: Lovely combo

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 27, 2011 9:32 AM CST
I saw this combo in a neighborhood garden...very pretty...Is the red flower Salvia 'cardinalis' and what is the blue plant below it.
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dave
Oct 27, 2011 9:58 AM CST

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I think the blue plant is an Artemisia.
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Oct 27, 2011 10:04 AM CST
The red could be salvia coccinea. The blue on may be Rue, ruta graveolens.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 27, 2011 10:08 AM CST

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I think you're right on the Rue, Jay.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 27, 2011 10:12 AM CST
Thanks to you both. I enjoy this forum.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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bonitin
Oct 30, 2011 2:50 PM CST
I think the blue one is the cultivar: Ruta graveolens 'Jackman's Blue'
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Oct 30, 2011 3:42 PM CST
My first guess on the Salvia would be Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans.) If you can rub the leaves they should have a fruity smell. There are several varieties of Salvia elegans that have slightly different habits and fragrances, like 'Honeydew Melon' and 'Tangerine', but the 'Pineapple' is the most common.
You are right, that is a great combo! I just love the blue-gray and red together. I'll have to see about making a similar combination here. Smiling

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