Plant ID forum: This is not what it was sold as. Salvia (Salvia confertiflora) it is not.

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Dec 22, 2015 10:04 PM CST
It had finally bloomed and I was going to update the growers report and upload some pictures of buds and blooms. Well it was obvious that this was a different Salvia. I didn't buy it and don't know where it came from. I may find out later but for now it's ATP to the rescue. It is about six feet tall and started blooming in December.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Dec 22, 2015 10:27 PM CST
Maybe Salvia dombeyii Sacred Incan salvia

http://www.louistheplantgeek.com/a-gardening-journal/784-the...
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Dec 22, 2015 10:34 PM CST
Another possibility may be Salvia gesneriiflora 'Tequila'. Shrug!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Dec 22, 2015 10:37 PM CST
Yep...I vote with Greene...gesneriiflora 'Tequila'
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Dec 22, 2015 10:46 PM CST
Here is a pic for S gesneriiflora

http://www.robinssalvias.com/g.htm
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Dec 22, 2015 11:26 PM CST
Also...
Big Mexican Scarlet Sage (Salvia gesneriiflora 'Tequila')
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Dec 22, 2015 11:28 PM CST
Unfortunately, there is a lot of mis-labeling in salvias.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
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HamiltonSquare
Dec 22, 2015 11:38 PM CST
Thank you Jean, Green and Sherry. It matches S. 'Tequila' to a tee even to the breakage problems Iv'e had. Several, more than half the canes broke at the base. There very brittle. It can get very large up to 10 feet high and wide! I'll have to move it in the spring after it finishes blooming or maybe next fall would be better. Happy Holidays! I tip my hat to you.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
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greene
Dec 31, 2015 12:24 PM CST
Please, was his identified as Big Mexican Scarlet Sage (Salvia gesneriiflora 'Tequila') or something else? Thank You!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
Foliage Fan Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Butterflies
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HamiltonSquare
Dec 31, 2015 3:49 PM CST
HamiltonSquare said:Thank you Jean, Green and Sherry. It matches S. 'Tequila' to a tee even to the breakage problems Iv'e had. Several, more than half the canes broke at the base. There very brittle. It can get very large up to 10 feet high and wide! I'll have to move it in the spring after it finishes blooming or maybe next fall would be better. Happy Holidays! I tip my hat to you.


Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jan 2, 2016 4:40 PM CST
Last I read, it was thought to be most like Big Mexican Scarlet Sage (Salvia gesneriiflora 'Tequila')
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