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RE: Salvia pachyphylla ?


Mine is about 2' tall I guess. The branches tend to be a little floppy,
they lean away from the center as they get taller. It does not lose many
leaves in my climate but it is certainly fuller in the spring/summer
than in winter. I never thought of the leaves as particularly thick for
a xeriscape plant, but I suppose you could describe them that way;
they're thicker than salvia clevelandii anyway.
The flowers last a nice long time too, even past their prime for weeks
you can still see some color. As I mentioned though mine is not so
eye-catching as the picture you had, there is some color difference but
it doesn't pop out at you quite so much. 

Cyndi 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of James R. Fisher
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 12:33 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Salvia pachyphylla ?

Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
> I have one in my dry garden although mine is not quite so colorful, 
> there's less contrast than you see in that photo. I've been thinking 
> about getting a couple more, the one I planted I put too far back and 
> the taller salvia clevelandii are blocking it from view. It doesn't 
> smell as  bad as they made out (IMO) either - although I have to admit

> that right after a rain the scent of all those salvias in my dry 
> garden is pretty powerful. Not nasty, but definitely there.
> I'm trying to remember where I got it. Maybe Las Pilitas (mailorder) 
> or I might have picked it up at Theodore Payne nursery. I don't think 
> it was High Country Gardens.
> 
> Cyndi
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
How tall does it get ? Perennial ? The name suggests thick leaves; are
they ? Thanks, -jrf
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
> Behalf Of James R. Fisher
> Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 7:06 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Salvia pachyphylla ?
> 
> Has anybody grown this ? Amazing color combo of red and blue; it 
> appears the buds start rose and the flowers turn blue with age.
> A picture: http://hort.net/+13GH  .
> -jrf
--
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 100 F [38 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]

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