Monday, May 18, 2009

Unidentified Blue Plant

Smiling Sally is hosting Blue Monday. Please join her for lots of Blue Monday posts-you will meet some very nice friendly bloggers! Thanks Sally for hosting this event!

A couple of Saturdays ago, many of you helped me identify a pink plant whose name I had forgotten that I planted last year. The plant was yarrow and I really appreciate those of you who named it for me. I won’t forget this time!

Well-I have another one…this bluish purple plant is one that I bought on clearance from Lowes. I usually save the tags, but have hidden them from myself! So, if you can help me identify this plant, I would appreciate it!IMG_0778

And, I wanted to share this one too…it is Victoria Blue Salvia. I planted it last year, and it has come back this spring and looks great! I highly recommend this plant if you are shopping for perennials!

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Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a great Blue Monday! Please join me tomorrow for 2nd Time Around Tuesday!

Diane

18 comments:

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

pretty blue flowers! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Wonderful pictures!!

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

Smilingsal said...

LOL Did you know that Salvia is sometimes called "Sally"? Happy Blue Monday!

Fifi Flowers said...

Blue salvia is pretty!

Blondie's Journal said...

Diane,

I wish I could help you, but names of flowers slip my mind as soon as they go into the ground!! One tip~last year when I started my English garden, I made a small scale diagram of the garden and wrote down the names of everything. It also helps if something doesn't come back or do all that well...you won't make the same mistake of buying it again!

I love the Blue Salvia because I am using a lot of blue, pinks and purples in the garden. Thanks for the "heads up"!!! Good luck with "name that plant"!!

xoxo
Jane

Darla said...

Your salvia is it blue bedder and did you start it from seed. I did and it looks just like yours. I love it!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, Great flowers! These are some of my mom's favorites!

It is chilly here today, also. Isn't this crazy weather! The high today is around 55 degrees! ...which is very weird for this time of year for us. Hope brighter {and warmer} days are headed your way. ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Terry said...

Hi
Happy Blue Monday.
I love your beautiful photos .
I bought some of the blue salvia last year at a lowes sale and it has come back up this spring and is doing really well.
I am not good with flower names.I try but they always seem to slip my mind once I get them planted.
I finally started keeping the tags in a plastic ziplock bag with a note about when and where I planted them for future refrence.This has been a big help.
have a great week.

RobinfromCA said...

It's hard to tell from that angle but it could be a forget-me-not. They grow on a little stalk like that but I can't remember if the petals have a little ruffle or not.

Happy Blue Monday!
Robin

nikkicrumpet said...

It looks like a type of Salvia...there are so many different ones. They usually are really good spreaders and very hardy.

Mary said...

Sorry I can't help with plant identification but it is a lovely blue. Have a great day.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Pretty blue Salvia! Happy Blue Monday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Becky K. said...

Salvia flowers are so delicate.

Have a happy Monday.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane

Your flowers are very pretty! I gardened all weekend and now my knees are killing me...lol... all that kneeling and bending has made me feel old!

Barb said...

Don't know what it is but it sure is cute.

blessings,
Barbara jean

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I'm Julia said...

People around here plant red salvia. Your blue is so much prettier, imo.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I think your unidentified plant is Nepeta, aka, cat mint. There are several varities and it is a great plant. Happy Gardening!