Sherrie S
Sherrie S
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  • Debary, FL
Asked on Apr 29, 2013

Name this flower

Ruth WoleryIsamentonSherrie S
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I sometimes buy a little flower to see if I like it. I don't label it so I have to come to Hometalk to identify it. I thought it as a lavender, then I thought it might be a blue bonnet.
What is it?
What is it?
22 answers
  • R.V.R. Farris
    on Apr 29, 2013

    I bet it's a type of salvia. And Douglas Hunt will in all likelihood know.

  • Sherrie S
    on Apr 29, 2013

    Thank you @R.V.R. Farris - shows what I know. I'm now waiting for @Douglas Hunt for the final answer.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 29, 2013

    Definitely a salvia. Possibly "Victoria Blue."

  • Sherrie S
    on Apr 29, 2013

    Thank you @Douglas Hunt I was so surprised at this plant because it grew so much larger than the original "test plant" and lived through Florida winter. I've got a new place to use these flowers in a big bed. I really appreciate your expertise. When is the next garden show you are involved in?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 29, 2013

    Sherrie, I find one of the things plants most ignore is the size they are supposed to grow. There are no garden shows on my agenda as a participant, but I'm planning to go to the Spring Fling at Sugar Mill Gardens in Port Orange this Sunday from noon to 4 as a (potential) buyer.

  • Nancy Hand
    on Apr 29, 2013

    Pretty Salvia!! :)

  • Sherrie S
    on Apr 29, 2013

    @Douglas Hunt I'd love to know what you learn. You know so much & I am interested in anything you recommend.

  • Leida R
    on Apr 30, 2013

    OH WOW!!! These are GORGEOUS!!! I'm going to start looking for them, @Sherrie because I WANT them.

  • Viv
    on Apr 30, 2013

    It is called blue salvia.

  • Sherrie S
    on Apr 30, 2013

    @Leida R that was one 2" container plant last year. I'm really happy with its growth. I'll be buying more this year.

  • Joe Abbet
    on Apr 30, 2013

    Mealy Blue Sage. Salvia farinacea. native to Texas, grows wild mostly in chalky limestone soils. Usually perennial in . Gets 14-28" tall. "Victoria Blue" is a selection. There are also white forms, which are really a very pale gray. Attracts butterflies.

  • Sherrie S
    on Apr 30, 2013

    @Joe Abbet anything from texas works here. I bought the texas lilac and that plant is wonderful. I also buy all of my pond lillies from Texas.

  • Sharon @ mrs. hines class
    on May 1, 2013

    I love blue salvia!

  • Carolyn
    on May 3, 2013

    Blue salvia

  • Sharon Burton
    on May 14, 2013

    It looks like a blue salvia. They are beautiful

  • Bonnie
    on Jun 8, 2013

    Victoria Blue Salvia is one of the plants that is a "Must have" in my gardens. Many years ago when I bought my first plant (identified by the garden shop as an annual) I was surprised and excited to see it come back the next summer bigger and better than the year before!! Evidently it tolerates our milder winters here in Missouri. My plants got almost knee high last year..... waiting for them to show themselves now that the weather is heating up!!

  • Carolyn
    on Jun 15, 2013

    Carolyn I think it is salvia.

  • Sherrie S
    on Jun 16, 2013

    Carolyn you and many others are so correct. Thank you.

  • Wanda sinnema
    on Jul 16, 2013

    Yes its salvia,,here in NW this variety is an annual. there are lots that are perrienals..I love this in my planters with the red gerranuims and white filler plants.. keep the dead heads picked for many more blooms

  • Sherrie S
    on Jul 16, 2013

    @Wanda sinnema mine are looking kinda wimpy now but still pretty. I'll cut off the bad and see what happens next. thank you.

  • Ruth Wolery
    on Oct 7, 2014

    Yes, I live in central Ohio, and I have this - it is called Victoria Blue and it is a perennial. Please cut the dead stems for more. Where is Debary, FL ? compared to Port Charlotte where I go in the winter. Port Charlotte is on the SW area - just north of Ft. Myers.

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