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dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 926
i think it was last week mind...Carol was talking about salvias and showed a close up of a gorgeous, purple variety with very billowy flowers - quite a tall salvia, about 2 ft I'd say.
I missed the name of it - saw the very same variety in Regents's Park secret garden and would love to get one for my new garden, some time.
Does anybody remember the name please?
Thanks 😊
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,268
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,984
    Was it Amistad , d.shade? It's dark purple.
    It's not small though - it gets to several feet usually.   
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,268
    hi5  Snap! @Fairygirl   ;)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,984
    Ooh - you weren't there when I posted  Dove :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • micearguersmicearguers CambridgePosts: 590
    Amistad is one of the many Salvia guaranitica varieties I think. Black and blue is another one that I quite like.
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    I tend to record GW just for this reason your busy watching they give it a name and if you have a memory like a mine it's gone  :/ But at least I can rewind and pause with pen and paper at the ready  :)

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,797
    The ones down the path to the secret garden in Regent's Park are Amistad, I think. And they are wonderful!
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,268
    edited September 2018
    Fairygirl said:
    Ooh - you weren't there when I posted  Dove :)
    @Fairygirl I’m just so sylph-like you didn’t see me  ;)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 926
    LG_ said:
    The ones down the path to the secret garden in Regent's Park are Amistad, I think. And they are wonderful!
    Aren't they just! Never seen that variety before.
  • dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 926
    I tend to record GW just for this reason your busy watching they give it a name and if you have a memory like a mine it's gone  :/ But at least I can rewind and pause with pen and paper at the ready  :)
    Very good idea - the cat had jumped me from behind the sofa, just as the name flagged up!
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