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Which Salvia?

I just saw last episode of GW and as I don't know the name of the guy living in Bedfordshire having some many species of Salvias, I ask here if someone knows which species is the one I have in my garden (it was given to me). Thanks 😉

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,463
    Difficult from that photo.
    Have you got a better one?
    There are loads though, so it may not be possible to ID it. People will be able to offer general suggestions though.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Jac19Jac19 Worthing, South Coast of EnglandPosts: 496
    edited September 2021
    That looks like a SALVIA "BLUE BUTTERFLIES" to me.  I have 3 of these in my garden.  I bought them from Middleton Nurseries in the UK which specializes in salvias.

    https://middletonnurseries.co.uk/salvia/salvia-blue-butterflies
  • floraliesfloralies Haute-Garonne SW FrancePosts: 1,810
    As @Fairygirl says if you could take a closer picture of the flowers with the leaves it would help to identify.
  • simibro81simibro81 Posts: 4
    edited September 2021
    There are a few more pics. Thanks everyone 🙂 This Salvia got creeping stems btw. 
  • Jac19Jac19 Worthing, South Coast of EnglandPosts: 496
    My BLUE BUTTERFLIES have more triangular shaped leaves.
    This looks like a PATIO DEEP BLUE.

    https://middletonnurseries.co.uk/salvia/salvia-patens-patio-deep-blue
  • simibro81simibro81 Posts: 4
    edited September 2021
    Jac19 said:
    My BLUE BUTTERFLIES have more triangular shaped leaves.
    This looks like a PATIO DEEP BLUE.

    https://middletonnurseries.co.uk/salvia/salvia-patens-patio-deep-blue
    Unfortunately I don't think is any of them. Theirs flowers are too big. This one's got tiny flowers like edible sage but dark blue with white internal colour. Leaves' surface is rough and glossy. As I mentioned is creeping and not standing from a woody stem like a bush. I was wondering if it wouldn't be more like a wild variety.
  • Jac19Jac19 Worthing, South Coast of EnglandPosts: 496
    Both flowers and leaves look typical and mainstream Salvia to me.  Most Salvias need support, or at least to be planted close to each other so that they grow in a bushy heap and support each other.
  • I found it! The creeping sage (Salvia procurrens) from Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, which is got semi-evergreen scented foliage.
    Thanks anyway  
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