Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Salvia (Salvia interrupta)

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 21, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Salvia (Salvia interrupta).

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Salvia (Salvia interrupta) .

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Salvia (Salvia interrupta)
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Oct 21, 2016 6:52 PM CST
This is a real showpiece during bloom time. It's large fuzzy leaves are very aromatic in the unpleasant range when disturbed. It's cut to the woody stubs every other year to refresh it's good looks and maintain its size to about 3 feet across and tops out at about 2 feet tall. The flower stalks are another two feet tall and the flowers are in whirls at intervals up the stalk (interrupta). Salvia Lovers Guide to Salvias , by John Whittlsey, has a nice photo of the plant here in Hamilton Square Garden. Overall a very low maintanence, drought tolerant plant.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 21, 2016 9:02 PM CST
@HamiltonSquare Leslieray

Your plant in full bloom looks wonderful. I bet the bees love it and are all over it when it is in bloom.
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North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Oct 22, 2016 11:15 PM CST
Debating, debating. To ask or not to ask? Dare I ask? Oh, what the heck

@HamiltonSquare - You said in part that "It's cut to the woody nuns". I can't help myself. What the heck are 'woody nuns'?
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
Oct 23, 2016 5:40 PM CST
The Hummers and Valley Carpenter Bees take quite and interest in the flowers Marilyn and as for woody nuns Joan....just a very odd typo I didn't catch. Here is what it looks like now. I think it needs a cut back to the stubs or nubs soon. It'll start to regrow right away and recover into a nicer looking and slightly more compact plant. I'll submit a photo after and track it's progress as it regrows. I tip my hat to you.
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Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 23, 2016 11:37 PM CST
Still looking good and healthy.
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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
Oct 13, 2017 9:05 PM CST
Here is the follow-up of the "treatment" this gets every couple of years to keep it from taking over and to refresh it's bushyness.
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Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Salvias Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Birds Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Oct 20, 2017 9:39 PM CST
@HamiltonSquare

Thanks for sharing and sharing your 2 pics.
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