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Plant ID question


By Elleme

Greater London, England Eng

I saw this plant growing in the borders when I visited the RHS Inner Temple event on Saturday. Does anyone know what it is? It looked as if the pink and cream coloured parts might be bracts rather than petals. It was growing to about 18 inches tall.




Colours and leaf pattern look very petunia like to me - but a guess , so sure someone able to formally identify.

15 Sep, 2008


I think they are forms of salvia viridis (also known as annual clary). Not hardy though.
What was the Show like - I didn't go. Were there plants for sale or just displays?

15 Sep, 2008


Andrewr, I think you might be right about the Salvia viridis, having just done a web search.

I quite enjoyed the show as a day out. Not having been to any RHS shows before, I don't know how it compared with others. There probably wasn't that much to see compared with something like Chelsea as the space was quite small. Although quite a few of the stalls there seemed to be concerned with ruinously expensive garden ornaments, plants were on sale both during and at the end of the show when they sold off the display plants.

15 Sep, 2008


Andrew is definitely correct it is a Salvia.

16 Sep, 2008

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