Shrubby Salvias

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Fermi

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Re: Shrubby Salvias
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2020, 03:39:44 AM »
Okay, now for a "new" salvia - Salvia rosmarinus!
Look Familiar?
It's "Rosemary" which has been re-classified as a Salvia!!!
Here is a white flowered form we grow by the steps and the prostrate blue flowered form.
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

Umbrian

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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2020, 08:58:10 AM »
Oh dear - whatever next - too much for my ageing grey cells to cope with!
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.

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Re: Salvia rosmarinus (ugh!)
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2020, 03:39:06 PM »
This is Salvia rosmarinus 'Severn Sea', one of the most vividly blue cultivars we've come across (sorry about the iffy focus - it was a bit blowy here today)
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Re: Shrubby Salvias
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2020, 07:33:05 AM »
Beautiful colour Alisdair.....will have to forgive change of name as can see.
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.

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Fermi

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Re: Shrubby Salvias
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2020, 11:32:23 AM »
Salvia 'Celestial Blue' is flowering well this spring. It's growing in a raised bed along with Santolina magonica (third pic)
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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Charithea

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Re: Shrubby Salvias
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2020, 12:33:49 PM »
Hi Fermi. Your Salvia 'CelestrialBlue' resemble my Allen Chickering  which are still aestivating.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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Fermi

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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2020, 03:02:51 PM »
Hi Charithea,
Someone on Instagram has pointed out that it's not 'Celestial Blue' - which should has reddish calyces! He suggested that it could be 'Pozo Blue'. I've emailed the supplier to ask his opinion but I'm not sure if he still sells it as we got it from him over a dozen years ago, I think.
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2020, 12:55:44 AM »
From the photos in the links it does look like it is S. "Pozzo Blue".
https://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/607--salvia-pozo-blue
https://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/744--salvia-celestial-blue

Also, given that you have had it for a while, it seems that S. "Celestial Blue" would be much taller

Being a bit of a Salvia freak (will I ever grow out of this phase?) I immediately looked up S. "Celestial Blue" and just now S. "Pozzo Blue". What is interesting is that both, but more so S. "Pozzo Blue", will tolerate some summer water.

Thanks for putting me onto these 2 lovely Salvias Fermi :-)
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C 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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Fermi

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« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2020, 07:54:06 AM »
Thanks, David,
I got a reply from David at Lambley Nursery. He said that he got it from a wholesaler who had it named that way. So the mistake happened further up the food chain ;D
It could simply be because they imported both and labels got switched or were supplied the wrong plant from overseas. It was a long time ago so it looks like we might be stuck with it!
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!