Plant ID forum: Any ideas?

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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Apr 20, 2012 7:15 PM CST

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I would have thought this was a weed based on it's location, lack of a tag, and lack of memory of anything it could be, but it bloomed before I got around to yanking it out, and I'm thinking it was something that I might want Green Grin!


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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 20, 2012 8:57 PM CST
Salvia , don't know which one. the closest I have would be rose queen.
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all else is just existing.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Apr 20, 2012 9:00 PM CST
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 21, 2012 3:58 AM CST
Salvia nemorosa ‘Plumosa’ looks a good match .. the photo in the following link is above the name.

http://www.growsonyou.com/spritzhenry/blog/12414-sage-n-onio...

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=S.+x+superba+%E2%80%98Merle...

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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Apr 24, 2012 7:33 PM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
The scary thing is that I have absolutely no memory of this plant at all! So to have 2 of them really baffles me!
You both have good guesses as to the cultivar, but since my memory seems to be on vacation, I can't verify.

Thanks for your help!!!
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Apr 24, 2012 7:48 PM CST
Two pretty salvias are definitely something you want, no matter where they came from. Maybe they're gifts from the birds. Smiling

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JRsbugs
Apr 25, 2012 5:01 AM CST
I think you have enough on your mind to be remembering plant names Trish! The open flowers might help.

Gifts from birds seem to be possible, I hear Storks favour the Whitinger household. Whistling Hilarious!

Hey, I see you have a Whitinger website!

http://whitinger.net/
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Apr 25, 2012 5:20 AM CST
Storks Hilarious!

Karen
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Apr 25, 2012 5:23 AM CST

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Plant names I forget, but to forget even having the plant is the part that has me flummoxed! That's never happened before.
There are worse things, I suppose Hilarious!

Karen- I agree, and it appears that it is a pretty salvia that survived the drought, so that's several additional points in it's favor!

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Kathleen
Apr 26, 2012 6:37 PM CST
sniff it it, different salvias smell vastly different. S. nemerosa always smells like cat pee to me.

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 27, 2012 5:04 AM CST
Rose Queen looks to have more slender flower spikes ..

http://www.rhsplants.co.uk/plants/_/classid.2000017262/

http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/classid.3559/

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/you...

The flowers on 'Plumosa' look to be in a more "plumose" form with side branches, much like Trish's plant. The colour is closer to Plumosa too, but there might be others.

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