Super Salvias 2020

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      Salvia darcyi
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        Nice foliage too @NigelJ - what does it smell of? I find the different aromas of them quite interesting. I have just planted out S. sagitatta - I may just leave it to try to survive and take cuttings...
         
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        @CarolineL I went to have a look at it, just now and I don't think it's S darcyi although that is what I bought it as. I think it's actually S elegans "Honey Melon" so one of the "pineapple sages".
        Mainly based on the fact that the pistil and stamens protrude beyond the flower, in S darcyi they don't.
         
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        Thanks, I'll look out for it next time I go to nursery. There seem to be a lot of salvias available now. It's like heucheras a few years ago...
         
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        @CarolineL Salvias, heucheras, geraniums and hemerocallis all have so many very similar varieties; maybe that's one reason why I like species, I can generally tell the difference between them.
         
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