Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Salvia (Salvia canariensis 'Steely Wings')

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 1, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Salvia 'Steely Wings'.

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Salvia (Salvia canariensis 'Steely Wings') .

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Salvia (Salvia canariensis 'Steely Wings')
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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
Sep 1, 2018 10:24 PM CST
Burpee had two pics of Steely Wings. One showed the leaves and the flowers. The other just showed the flowers. Here's the pic with the flowers.

https://www.burpee.com/flowers...

If you do a google search for Salvia canariensis 'Steely Wings', the second pic is the one that doesn't come up on the Burbee link, but you can see the plant with the silvery leaves with the flowers if you click onto the pic.
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Name: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
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jg0613
Sep 2, 2018 12:38 AM CST
Thank You!
@Marilyn for posting links to photos as many of these new varieties do not have database photos yet (understandably). This one is attractive.
Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
Salvias Hummingbirder Butterflies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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FBTS
Sep 2, 2018 3:02 PM CST
I believe Steely Wings is nothing but a marketing "common name", not a varietal name. If so putting it inside single quotes is not proper. Burpee is owned by Ball, and they are more and more turning to the strategy of Proven Winners by naming plants with cute names.

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
Sep 2, 2018 6:08 PM CST
Thanks Kermit @FBTS for the info. It's frustrating and confusing to gardeners that companies are doing that.

For example.....

Golden Leaved Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans Rockin'® Golden Delicious) used to be just S. Golden Delicious and now it's
Series: Rockin'®
Trade Name: Golden Delicious
Cultivar name: 'Rockin' Golden Delicious'


Blue Anise Sage (Salvia coerulea Nectar Blue™) used to be just S. Black and Bloom and now it has attached to the name..... (Black and Bloom is aka)

Trade Name: Nectar Blue™


Sage (Salvia Playin' The Blues™) used to be just Mystic Spires or Mystic Spires Blue and now it has attached to the name.....(Mystic Spires or Mystic Spires Blue are aka)

Trade Name: Playin' The Blues™
Cultivar name: 'Balsalmisp' attached to the name.


I can't think of any other examples at the moment.
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Name: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
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Seed Starter Xeriscape Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Salvias
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jg0613
Sep 2, 2018 7:49 PM CST
I agree with @Marilyn
@FBTS I also thank you for the helpful and educational information!
When I used the word "variety" it was because it is hard for we regular amateur gardeners to know what terms to use sometimes, especially when these names seem to be occurring with rapidly increasing frequency. I do study and try to educate myself as much as possible and there is always more to learn. I prefer using botanical names.
I agree strongly that these common names companies attach are at best confusing, and at worst downright maddening!
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
Sep 2, 2018 8:40 PM CST
jg0613 said: I agree with @Marilyn
@FBTS I also thank you for the helpful and educational information!
When I used the word "variety" it was because it is hard for we regular amateur gardeners to know what terms to use sometimes, especially when these names seem to be occurring with rapidly increasing frequency. I do study and try to educate myself as much as possible and there is always more to learn. I prefer using botanical names.
I agree strongly that these common names companies attach are at best confusing, and at worst downright maddening!


Thank you Kermit for the helpful and educational information!

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
Salvias Hummingbirder Butterflies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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FBTS
Sep 3, 2018 10:52 AM CST
Here is more details on this subject:

https://www.fbts.com/plant-pat...

Name: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
Hummingbirder Container Gardener Frogs and Toads Annuals Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener
Seed Starter Xeriscape Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Salvias
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jg0613
Sep 3, 2018 7:42 PM CST
@FBTS
Thank you for the link to this extremely informative and educational article, one well worth reading carefully and more than once. I tip my hat to you.
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
Sep 3, 2018 11:02 PM CST
jg0613 said:@FBTS
Thank you for the link to this extremely informative and educational article, one well worth reading carefully and more than once. I tip my hat to you.


I agree on everything that Judy posted. Very interesting also. Thank you Kermit for your article and taking the time to write it.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Robin Middleton
Surrey (Zone 8a)
Greetings from England!
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Monty72
Sep 6, 2018 10:42 AM CST
In the UK we now have Rockin' Deep Purple. Cannot see any difference between this and 'Amistad'. RDP may be slightly shorter, it could have been given a dwarfing agent.

Also the Skyscraper series (which we don't have) is remarkably similar to the 'Wish' series. Should this turn out to be the same, then the Australian charity will not receive the Royalties. I really hope that I am wrong.

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