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  1. Jimcub

    Jimcub Gardener

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    IMG_1122.JPGIMG_1125.JPG i bought this for £4 today from www.mountpleasantgardens.co.uk as we liked the deep purple of the flower, we also like their fishermans rod plants but non for sale.
    The gardens are near Kelsall in Cheshire and are very lovely to walk round bits are steep in places as it's a slopping site, they have a sculpture trail with wood and metal works for sale.

    My app didn't pick the flowers up, also the light brown bit at the bottom is digisauras boneknawler or Digby the dog being nosy as usual.
     
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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Looks like a salvia, I leave proper ID to the experts.:biggrin:
       
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          IMG_5117.JPG Its a salvia jimcub.... Amistad :)
          One of mine here at over 7'
          Lovely plant
           
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            Ha ha...you beat me to it Clare G:)
            Good time to take cuttings too jimcub for plants next year
             
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            Salvia guaranitica 'Purple Majesty'? Snapdragon type flowers and dark calyx are a very good match. Leaf shape looks about right too.
            Happy to stand corrected by proper Salvia experts.....which I most certainly am not! ;-)

            Dogsbody.
             
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              RHS advice & tips on garden & indoor plants | Plant finder & selector / RHS Gardening

              Quote above.......

              Amistad' is a bushy, upright perennial plant to 1.2m with aromatic, slightly downy, corrugated, bright green slender leaves that have pointed ends. Profuse, large deep purple tubular flowers with black calyces are borne from early summer through to the first frosts
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              Salvia 'Purple Majesty' | salvia 'Purple Majesty'/RHS Gardening

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              'Purple Majesty' is an erect perennial to 90cm tall, with ovate leaves and loose spikes, to 30cm long, of deep violet-purple flowers 2.5cm long, with dark calyces, opening in late summer and early autumn
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              Maybe this will help to decide.
               
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                Found this ..........:biggrin:
                Amistad’ was a new release in Australia in 2013. ’Amistad’ grows to two metres high and wide and has a lot of flowers that are deep purple. They are on one side of the spike only.

                It is similar to ‘Purple Majesty’ but the foliage is denser and hence more flower spikes. Stems and calyces are much darker than ‘Purple Majesty’. It is a good back of the border plant where its dark colour enhances other colours. It has a long flowering period from spring to autumn and into winter. Frost doesn’t seem to be a problem.
                 
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                  Been growing Amistad for several years here now.....survived, albeit a brief, Beast from the East earlier in the year. :)
                   
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                    Just thought that although the plant in question is not particularly tall at the moment, it is more likely to be Amistad rather than Purple Majesty, as the nurseries probably stock the newer variety. The height that this plant attains might settle which variety it actually is. My bet would be on ''Amistad''
                     
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                      I have no doubt it is Tetters :)
                       
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                      Hi was not a nursery we bought it from, the gardens just had a table of stuff they have thinned from the displays. Run by a lovely couple who do all the work by themselves and I presume volunteers.
                       
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