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What is this flower please?

Hallo . 

Cowould someone one please identify this lovely plant. I bought it six years ago at an open garden event and it's  been a faithful part of my summer garden! I'm ashamed to say I forgot it's name! Many thanks!


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,716
    It is a salvia, although not sure which species.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,435
    Could be "Pink Blush" or "Watermelon" microphylla type, but difficult to say for sure. Very pretty colour! 
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,854
    Definitely one of the microphylla/greggii/jamiensis types, but there are very many hybrid varieties and many of them are shades of pink (and photos/screens can distort colour). 
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Thankyou all!!! Wow that's brilliant I was hoping to add salvia to the garden and already have one!!! I'll have to look into propogating it if possible. It has a very vivid pink which has benefited from all the rain . It has been so hardy and loyal and moved gardens ...has a lot of sentimental value so now shall try not to kill it with kindness!!!

    thanks !!! X
  • Salvia m. 'Cerro Potosi' is another possibility.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,909
    I find those shrubby salvias strike very well from heeled cuttings. 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,854
    edited June 2019
    I find they strike very easily from any old kind of cutting!  Some of them spread by producing a thicket of branches from below ground and you can just dig up clumps and move them (eg Nachtvlinder, and my first one which was from a plant fair, labelled Salvia greggii, hot pink colour, looks a lot like @Tryingtogrowveg 's one).  One of my Nachtvlinder is in serious need of refereeing before it swamps its neighbours.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,927
    That looks like Neon Salvia. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Coo ooh this is brill! Thanks for all the advice... it has always been my favourite plant and now can find similar ones and try cuttings or dividing!! So so happy!
  • Do I need to keep cuttings inside plastic bag over well drained gritted soil? I have no greenhouse and this method hasn't done well in the past 
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