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BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,185
This is a Salvia 'Euphoria' that I grew from seed. Not sure if I want to keep it. Looks rather different to the picture, those are bluer but mine are all white and pale pink.


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  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 952
    I think it looks very pretty. Are they hardy?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,135
    They’re perennials.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,266
    I was just reading about them and came across this:
    ” The salvia plant... is extremely sensitive to varying levels of pollution and will quickly undergo mutations that change the color of the stamens. Recently it has been discovered that not only is it useful in indicating pollution from pesticides, herbicides, auto exhaust and sulphur dioxide, but it is also extremely sensitive to low levels of radiation.“
    Any chance it has been exposed to any of those?  Got some plutonium buried down at the back of the garden?


    Utah, USA.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,135
    Doesn’t look a lot different to a google picture, on Sutton’s seed packet, they always fade at the bottom as they die, did you use a new packet of seed or some collected from another plant? 

    https://www.diy.com/departments/suttons-salvia-sclarea-seeds-euphoria-mix/953286_BQ.prd
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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