Friday, September 9, 2016

Salvia


All over town, I have seen these totally beautiful purple flowers.

Oh my goodness, they are sooooo gorgeous.



Someone said they are called "salvia."

I want some so badly!




They are apparently perennials, too, so they come up yearly.

Oh, the dark purple ones are just magnificent but the lighter lavender colored ones are pretty, too.


ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH SALVIA?

9 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I think and I am not sure - but when they come up in Alaska it means snow in like 8 weeks - and I could be ALL wrong! lol They are beautiful on the fields there.

Terra Hangen said...

I have a pink salvia growing in our garden, it is a perennial and has a long period of flowering and needs no special care. I read that there are perhaps 500 types of salvias in pretty much any color you like. The ones in your photos are beauties.

diane.stetson said...

Never heard of them but we have purple Jacaramda trees or something like that here in Ca. I do not know how to spell it..ha. I love these purple blossomed trees like you love the flowers on your post.

kate steeper said...

OK ...how to break it to you ..lol ..Salvia is used as a drug its an hallucinogenic, daft folks actually smoke this plant , thank goodness its not widely know , for most its just a gorgeous plant and as tough as old boots

Sandi said...

I've heard the same thing Kate said above about it being a hallucinogenic. They call it Devil's Weed or something like that because the effects can be dangerous, even violent.

But it is pretty!

Hindustanka said...

I haven't seen or heard of salvia... When I first saw the picture, I thought it was lavender. I adore this fragrant flower!
Thanks for sharing this beauty with us Susan!

Susan said...

I have them in my garden and love the pop of purple!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Susan, these are so pretty. I've never heard of Salvia before. They kind of look like lavender. Your pictures capture their beauty so.

love, ~Sheri

Alexis said...

You should try Salvie tea. Or use it as condiment!

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