Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Sage (Salvia fulgens 'Red Dragon')

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 6, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Sage (Salvia fulgens 'Red Dragon').

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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!
Forum moderator Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Marilyn
Apr 7, 2018 9:04 AM CST
Red Dragon isn't a cultivar name, but just a name given to Salvia fulgens in New Zealand.

http://marshwoodgardens.co.nz/...

On the Marshwood Gardens website they say, "It is interesting to note that this species is only called Red Dragon in NZ ".

Sue Templeton's (Salvia Specialist website) of Australia says "This salvia was given this name in New Zealand where they had lost track of the original name but we think it is fulgens. A kind nurseryman with quarantine brought it into Australia for me".

http://www.salviaspecialist.co...

I discussed all this with Zuzu (Plants Admin) and she deleted the Red Dragon name (as a cultivar) from the database and added the RD name as a common name and as an also sold as name to Salvia fulgens, which was the plant of the day on August 14, 2016. There are photos in each of the two links above, as well as, in the database Salvia fulgens link below. Beautiful flowers!

Mexican Red Sage (Salvia fulgens)
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