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Salvia oxyphora

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By Meanie


Salvia oxyphora (Salvia oxyphora)

Taken Tuesday at Oxfords botanic gardens.



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looks very complex

4 Oct, 2012

 

Oh wow Meanie...I love this...:>)

4 Oct, 2012

 

Totally lovely isn't it (even if it is pink)! On my to get list as it seems to be a Salvia that thrives in damp summers - indeed, it needs a lot of water from what I've been reading.

4 Oct, 2012

 

Very nice, love these :o)

4 Oct, 2012

 

its a blue-pink so thats ok meanie!!

4 Oct, 2012

 

From what I've read it very rarely sets seed, even in its natural habitat. Managed to find a couple of suppliers of the plant though.

4 Oct, 2012

 

do the flowers emerge from every level of the green tips?

4 Oct, 2012

 

Yep! They have thrived this year - certainly the best that I've ever seen them!

4 Oct, 2012

 

until there is a whole flame of pink ? where do they grow in the wild?

4 Oct, 2012

 

They come from Bolivia.

4 Oct, 2012

 

thats a country that interests me

4 Oct, 2012

 

Amazing flower.....

4 Oct, 2012

 

South American plants tend to be rather cool Sticki!

Just got seed for this Mexican native....................

http://bit.ly/R2kBxd

One for your borders DD?

5 Oct, 2012

 

thats a lovely one!

5 Oct, 2012

 

Certainly look good in our tropical bed....

5 Oct, 2012

 

Thought that you'd like that Sticki!

Thought that it might DD!

5 Oct, 2012

 

definitely ~ very delicate but a bold colour!

5 Oct, 2012

 

Oh wow I love this one Meanie, come on spill the beans who's selling this ? :-))
I bought a couple of new salvias at Malvern last weekend, 'Wendy's Wish' and 'Penny's Smile', I have quite a few blues and purples so fancied a couple of pinky ones :-)

6 Oct, 2012

 

Dysons and the Old Walled Garden both sell it.
Wendys Wish is a gem, but not fully hardy. Easy from cuttings.

6 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks for that Meanie ;-)
Knew I'd seen one similar to this somewhere just remembered it was on a blog of Spritz's a couple of years ago Salvia involucrata 'Bethelii' just had to go and have a look, remember I'd saved it on my favourites as there were some lovely salvias on it.
http://www.growsonyou.com/spritzhenry/blog/12414-sage-n-onion
Yes Wendy'll be staying in the greenhouse this winter she's only a young plant :-)

6 Oct, 2012

 

There are some gems on that blog!

7 Oct, 2012



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