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Thursday, 23 October 2014


Salvia discolor (Andean sage) is a herbaceous perennial growing in a very localised area in Peru—it is equally rare in horticulture and in its native habitat. William Robinson wrote of its charms in 1933. The plant is scandent, meaning that it climbs without the use of tendrils, with wiry white stems growing from its base. Mistletoe-green leaves of various sizes grow in pairs about 1-2 in apart on the stem, with the undersides covered in white hairs.

The leaves, stem and flower buds all exhibit a strong and distinct odour of blackcurrant. The 1 in long deeply saturated dark purple/blue (almost black) flowers are held in a pistachio-green calyx, growing on 1 ft or longer inflorescences. The stems of the inflorescences are shiny and covered with glands, which frequently have insects stuck to them. It blooms during hot spells through summer and autumn and is a frequently grown ornamental on the French and Italian Rivieras, where it grows 1 metre high and wide. It has begun to appear as an ornamental in Melbourne gardens, now.

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  1. interesting flower. And I like the rich blue color. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

  2. What a deep colour and velvety texture.

  3. Wow, that's a pretty flower, I like the deep blue.

  4. It has an amazing dark blue colour! I have never seen these before!

  5. Am mesmerized with this night blue flower - so beautiful!

  6. You are so lucky to actually see this very unusual flower. It looks more like an artificial flower (that was made of velvet) than a real flower.

  7. What a great flower. Gorgeous color, and fragrant, too! Beautifully photographed, as always.

  8. What a beautiful dark blue flower!

  9. A particularly beautiful color has these Salvia !
    Have a nice weekend

  10. Heisann! Happy weekend from me ;:OD)