Agastache and Salvias forum: Salvia, maybe?

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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
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poisondartfrog
May 11, 2014 5:58 PM CST
Does anyone know this plant or if it is indeed a Salvia? Seeds recently added to my stash were labeled simply 'rare blue Salvia'. Of course I had to see what that cryptic label meant so I sowed them about a month ago. I did not expect anything so tiny or quick to bloom. The plants are 3-4 inches tall and fragile looking, which could be my fault because I forgot about them for a couple of weeks and they stayed too wet until I stumbled upon them again a few days ago. The blooms are pale blue, maybe 3/8 inches long, and hard to photograph.
I placed a Salvia pratensis blossom in the photo for size comparison.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 11, 2014 11:25 PM CST

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@FBTS could you help identify?
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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
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FBTS
May 12, 2014 6:36 PM CST
We can try for an ID, but after the plant is much larger and with high resolution pictures. Right now, no clue.

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 12, 2014 7:11 PM CST

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Thanks Kermit for chiming in. Thumbs up
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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
May 13, 2014 3:31 AM CST
I'm going to try for some better pictures when I have time to devote to it. I have a feeling it is somewhat of an ephemeral so I hope I get another chance.
Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
Salvias Hummingbirder Butterflies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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FBTS
May 13, 2014 5:42 PM CST
Something popped to mind today. Salvia reflexa. We no longer grow it, but it does flower very early and bears a resemblance.


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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
May 13, 2014 6:10 PM CST
Yes, Robin thought so, too.

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