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Author Topic: Salvia namaensis  (Read 110 times)
David Dickinson
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« on: May 13, 2017, 03:58:33 PM »

This a new Salvia for me this year. I saw it on a chance visit to the botanical garden in Milan. There is a varied collection of Salvias there and as it was January I thought to myself "Whatever survives a winter here will certainly survive a Rome winter". It turns out that our winter this year was much colder than that in Milan so let's see what happens to my new purchase.

I was drawn immediately by the brightness of the green leaves and their unusual size and shape. Reading up on it after I got home I found out that this is its main feature as the flowers are nothing to write home about. The aroma of the leaves is very attractive too, though.

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I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0°C. Summer temperatures up to 40°C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.
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