Agastache and Salvias forum: Mystery salvia

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GrammaChar
Mar 25, 2018 2:40 PM CST
I bought these salvias a couple of weeks ago and they were labeled "Bright Eyes". I was expecting red with white spots....but this is what I got when they bloomed. Obviously not red, but still pretty.
Any idea what they REALLY are named? I can't find a match in any of my books....



Thanks for your help.

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Danita
Mar 25, 2018 2:48 PM CST
Possibly Salvia x jamensis 'Shell Dancer'
http://www.suncrestnurseries.c...
https://www.fbts.com/salvia-x-...

Like 'Bright Eyes', it's also one of the Suncrest bred Salvias.
https://www.starrosesandplants...

There are sooooo many Salvia x jamensis cultivars that it might be hard to say for sure.

Can you get a photo of the leaves?

Really lovely plant! Lovey dubby
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GrammaChar
Mar 25, 2018 3:09 PM CST
That's it! Thank you, Danita. "Shell Dancer" - love that name!!!
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Marilyn
Mar 25, 2018 5:52 PM CST

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As soon as I saw the photo, I knew it was 'Shell Dancer'. I've grown it before and love the flowers.

@Danita thanks for telling @GrammaChar.

Here's the database link to add your photo. Autumn Sage (Salvia 'Shell Dancer')
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GrammaChar
Mar 25, 2018 7:36 PM CST
Thanks for the link, Marilyn.
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Marilyn
Mar 26, 2018 7:06 PM CST

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@GrammaChar

You're very welcomed!
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Name: Carly Rush
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carlysuko
Apr 14, 2018 12:23 PM CST
Oooooohhh that is sooooo pretty! Lovey dubby
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Marilyn
Apr 15, 2018 3:06 PM CST

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@carlysuko Carly,

They are beautiful salvia flowers! Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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