Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Purple Sage (Salvia leucophylla)

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Oct 25, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Purple Sage (Salvia leucophylla).

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Purple Sage (Salvia leucophylla) .

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Purple Sage (Salvia leucophylla)
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Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
Oct 25, 2016 8:15 PM CST
Ive never been able to grow this plant here, unfortunately. I have the seeds and I had a start, but the seeds didn't sprout and the start didn't live. I'd love to have the opportunity to try again.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 26, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Beautiful salvia with the combo of the flower color and the leaf color.

@lovesblooms

I hope you have better luck next time. Thumbs up
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Oct 27, 2016 12:03 PM CST
Took this photo yesterday. Our California Gray Sage is big and sprawling. Last year I cut it down to size about this time of year and there wasn't much bloom come may so this year I'll leave it be till just after the bloom hoping to get a full production of flowers. This is about ten foot across and four high. I tip my hat to you.


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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!
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Marilyn
Oct 27, 2016 10:01 PM CST
@HamiltonSquare Leslieray,

Wonderful pic. Make sure you post it to the database. Here's the link for you.

Purple Sage (Salvia leucophylla)

That sure is a large plant. Ten feet long! Good thing you have space for it in the garden it's in.
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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
Oct 28, 2016 7:20 PM CST
So pretty with the maximillian sunflowers. I wouldn't have thought to pair it with those.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 29, 2016 5:53 PM CST
@lovesblooms

I agree Those yellow flowers are great with this saliva.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

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
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HamiltonSquare
Oct 30, 2016 11:17 AM CST
The yellow flowers are Willow-leaved Sunflower (Helianthus salicifolius 'First Light'). There's another yellow flowered plant gone to seed that you can see just behind it. They don't bloom with the Salvia so the color is just paired with It's gray foliage. There is also a Rosa 'Sally Holmes' to the right and below are Nepeta which both bloom with the Salvia. Beyond are Russian Sage, Clary Sage, Weeping Buddleja and other smaller Salvias and California Fuchsia that all seem to work well together over our long growing season. The Sunflower along with a few Salvia's are still blooming strong in late Oct. I tip my hat to you.
Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata 'Herbstsonne')
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Bee Lover Region: Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Salvias
Roses Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing Region: Maryland
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lovesblooms
Nov 2, 2016 7:52 AM CST
Thanks for naming all the beauties in the frame, @hamiltonsquare. Never heard of weeping buddleja or willow-leaved sunflower.

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