30 March 2012

Mexican Sage (Salvia)

You might remember the purple flowering shrub in this Japanese Gardens/Dubbo post. My friends salvias were blooming madly too, they'd originally grown there with pieces from my own garden quite some years ago now. From the coast to the country, they're hardy and thriving still as you can see. 



The flowers are velvety; the simple purple variety ...


and the variegated, I like them both a lot.

21 comments:

schöngeist for two said...

O, wie wunderschön diese Blüten aussehen!

Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende!

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for your lovely weekend flowers :)

Wiebke said...

Hello,

The flowers are wonderful, I really like it! Your photos please me very well and it was fun to look at your blog! I will definitely come back again to "visit" to you!

Happy weekend and greetings from Hamburg
Wiebke

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Jaime Clark said...

That is a magnificent display of salvia.

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

salvia is beautiful!

i totally enjoyed your beautiful images!

happy friday!

guild-rez said...

Carole,
great pictures!
I am sure many insects perhaps hummingbirds visiting this great sage bush.
For gardeners in Canada
Mexican bush sage is sometimes grown as an annual. It needs a long season to grow and doesn't start blooming until very late summer or even into autumn. USDA Zones 8 - 10.
- Cheers Gisela.

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful!

Karin M. said...

This color is fantastic, and the flowers are fascinating,
very good photos ...
Best regards, Karin

Filip Demuinck said...

Very nice bush and flowers.

Greetings,
Filip

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous purple color! Beautiful photos, Carole!

Carole M. said...

thanks everyone for your lovely comments!

Gisela, no hummingbirds for us here in Australia. Would be so nice to see them buzzing around those salvias wouldn't it just!

Jama said...

They are so lovely!

NixBlog said...

Lovely photos of these spectacular salvias, Carole.

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

Jan Castle said...

We have those here too...plus the hummers!
Jan

Gemma Wiseman said...

Glorious colour and how lovely to see the bush so thick with beauty!

Liz said...

Salvias are such beautiful flowers. I love these purple ones!

Modern Mom said...

Beautiful blooms.

Pink and White Euphorbias

Joop Zand said...

Lovely colored flowers..... good picture.

Greetings, Joop

Jerry said...

Wow that Mexican Sage photo looks like a floral explosion!!

CameraCruise said...

Wow, beautiful and what a size of the plants!