Plant ID forum: Help with Salvia ID

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Name: Patti
Australian Alps (Zone 8a)
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Sunlover
Jan 16, 2015 2:08 AM CST
Can anyone help to ID this gorgeous Salvia?
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chelle
Jan 16, 2015 6:49 AM CST
Love the deep blue of that long spire, Patti!
I'm no help with an ID, but @Danita or @FBTS may pop in here soon and share their knowledge.
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dirtdorphins
Jan 16, 2015 7:31 AM CST
I'll start with I don't think that is even a Salvia...
Veronica maybe?
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jan 16, 2015 8:25 AM CST
With those long spires that was my first thought, too. Not sure that the blooms look quite like a salvia's do, either.
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jvdubb
Jan 16, 2015 9:04 AM CST
I agree with Veronica. Don't Salvias have square stems?
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FBTS
Jan 16, 2015 11:34 AM CST
A Veronica is my guess. It is not a Salvia.

Name: Patti
Australian Alps (Zone 8a)
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Sunlover
Jan 16, 2015 4:11 PM CST
Sorry yes it is a Veronica. Why do I always confuse them? :(
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 17, 2015 3:20 PM CST
My first thought was Speedwell (Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue')

More images for comparison:
http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/2188/sunny-bord...
http://www.perennials.com/plants/veronica-sunny-border-blue....
http://pics.davesgarden.com/pics/2008/06/23/DebinSC/69b7b0.j...
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Name: Patti
Australian Alps (Zone 8a)
I will never act my age.
Sempervivums Keeps Horses Cactus and Succulents Region: Australia Sedums Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Sunlover
Jan 17, 2015 4:04 PM CST
Lin you solved it! Thank you, now I know how to work with it. Thank you!
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plantladylin
Jan 17, 2015 9:06 PM CST
You are very welcome! I'm not really good at comparing photos but that one sure looked exactly like yours!
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