Plant ID forum: Violet Sage (Salvia x superba 'Dear Anja')

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Name: Johanna Van Mastrigt
Noordwijk, The Netherlands (Zone 8a)
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Thalictrum
Dec 11, 2012 2:25 PM CST
Enclosed a picture of Salvia Dear Anja. I bought this plant from Anja at the nursery of her husband Piet Oudolf about 15 yrs ago. She is still going strong.

My question: Is this a Salvia nemerosa or a Salvia sylvestris?

Thank you for your help.
Johanna
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Dec 11, 2012 3:20 PM CST
Salvia sylvestris is the accepted name, while Salvia nemorosa is a synonym for the same species. Inflorescence branching pattern and leaves match Salvia nemorosa/sylvestris.
Name: Johanna Van Mastrigt
Noordwijk, The Netherlands (Zone 8a)
Echinacea Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Roses Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: Europe Winter Sowing Seed Starter Organic Gardener Butterflies Birds
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Thalictrum
Dec 11, 2012 3:58 PM CST
Thank you very much for the explanation.

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