Amistad first open blooms!

Amistad first open blooms!

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May 4th, 2013, 1:19 pm #1






Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35





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May 4th, 2013, 1:25 pm #2

So beautiful!




Paula
nw PA
zone 5b/6a
heat zone 4

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May 4th, 2013, 1:27 pm #3





Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




Early bloomer i see, is it alot like a Black and Blue?

any residents in your area yet?

I had one fly in to the water hose as i watered my new flowers but has yet to return. but i have a wonderful flower garden in once they show up.

Another Day in Paradise Jerry

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May 4th, 2013, 1:32 pm #4





Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




Similar to B and B but this calyx is not black more of a dark purple.

Yes I had visitors at my feeders all day yesterday because of the winds.

Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35





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May 4th, 2013, 1:45 pm #5





Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




Very nice!

Leah
Ocala, Fl
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May 4th, 2013, 2:13 pm #6





Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




I REALLY like the bloom color! Thanks for posting a photo!

~Becky~

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May 5th, 2013, 11:37 am #7





Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




That's a very nice plant Steve.
Is this an annual for your area?
I was just wondering since it looks so much like B&B Salvia.

I just bought a whole flat of 4 inch pots of B&B Salvia yesterday
which I love to plant in pots all around the house. Hummers seem to
love it. I see the difference in the plants.

I love it!


Jodi
Zone 6
South Central Ohio
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May 5th, 2013, 12:36 pm #8





Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




Those flowers are just beautiful!! Love the color.

Verna
Z6
McCordsville,IN
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May 5th, 2013, 1:49 pm #9





Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




Isn't Amistad a cross of Salvia guaranitica and some other species of salvia?

Just for comparison, here is a photo I took of my Black and Blue this morning. The leaves are lighter color on B & B. And the flowers are totally different in color. B & B has deep blue blooms whereas Amistad has deep purple flowers. Both seem to have those dark calyx? The leaf shape is very similar on both plants from what I can tell.

Amistad isn't a tuberose/rhizomes plant either? Did I read that correctly from another thread by Rolando?




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May 5th, 2013, 2:19 pm #10





Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35




I should have some blooms opening on one of my Amistads in a few days. I can definitely smell the guaranitica in Amistad's leaves.

Dan
Zone 5
East-central Iowa

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