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Am sure one of you clever folks can identify these

Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,717
edited October 2021 in Plants
Just walked the dogs,saw these very dark purple asters and other plant, green leaves and these gorgeous purple bracts on the ends,the asters are in fact dark purple,not pink, phone camera has problems with some colours
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,312
    my guess-
    1 clary sage - type of salvia
    2 one of the asters

    Billericay - Essex

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,469
    I agree with Pete for the first one. If you need the exact variety of aster Nanny, can't help with that l'm afraid  :)
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,717
    Thanks will have to trawl through pictures of asters!
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,469
    This might be a good place to start. If you can get a more accurate colour photo they may be able to advise  :)
    https://www.autumnasters.co.uk/
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,312
    P.S. there's a much taller and more impressive type of sage called salvia turkestanica if a taller plant would suit better

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,717
    Unfortunately I can't,my budget extended to this LG phone. The fact it takes pictures was just a nice extra, for me. They were both the most amazing in your face deep purple, really stood out. It was grey and cloudy at that point. The sage was more ground cover,but I wouldn't mind taller
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    @Pete.8 can you get those to over winter? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    @Pete.8. I meant the Turkestania not the  Viridis 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,312
    Lyn said:
    @Pete.8. I meant the Turkestanica not the  Viridis 

    :) it was you that very kindly posted the Turkestanica to me a few years ago.
    It did survive the first winter, but not the second I'm afraid.
    The salvia Back & Blue you also sent is still in full flower
    Thanks:)

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I though it was,  same with mine then, I didn’t save seeds, I may be able to get some more as someone sent them to me in the first place.
    Glad the Black and Blue salvia  plants are still ok, I’ve just got some more cutting going now.
    They flower so late I was beginning to think I’d lost the original plants but there they are.
    They won’t grow from seeds though.  Cuttings only. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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