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Jun 9, 2015 8:03 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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This was a leftover untagged Salvia at my local nursery. I bought it before it bloomed. It was very pot bound. I'm confident it was a leftover from last year.

It has started to bloom. I really like it. I am unfamiliar with Salvia blooms such as this. Can anyone identify it?
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Jun 9, 2015 9:43 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Hi Jennifer,

The reason that you've never seen Salvia flowers like that is because that is a Campanula, likely Campanula glomerata and not Salvia at all. So, you had good instincts thinking that it looked really different. Smiling One thing to remember is that plants are classified by their flower structure so if the flowers don't look like Salvia flowers (or whatever particular genus you're trying to ID,) then it probably isn't one. Smiling

You still got a gorgeous flower, though! Lovey dubby
I love the looks of them, but Campanulas generally don't like it here in the steamy south. Crying

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Jun 9, 2015 9:57 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Ha! Too funny, because when it blooms I said, hey that lookes like a campanula!

Thank you for the help.
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