Monday, February 8, 2010

Today's Flowers; Salvia "Black Knight";





SALVIA BLACK KNIGHT
2.0 x 1.50m. Dark purple tubular flowers in black calyces are produced in abundance during the summer months. Great for the back of the border and very easy.

Salvias are some of my favourite plants in the summer garden. The tropical ones grow easily from 1 - 1.5 m in height. There are many colours to choose from, purple, yellow, hot pink, soft pink and mauve and blue and more.

In my garden they grow and bloom from spring into winter, when I cut them back. They also grow from cuttings taken in summer.


9 comments:

Rosamaria said...

I've never seen this flower, Titania. Salvia that I know is a very tasty seasoning for chicken.

Have a good week, dear!

eileeninmd said...

Salvia is a lovley plant and the hummingbirds love it too. Last year I bought the purple for the first time and every year I buy some reds. Great set of photos.

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Jama said...

So pretty!

msdewberry said...

I've only ever seen red salvia.
Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Dark purple is a beautiful color on a flower. Yours are a delight to the eye.

Judy said...

I am just learning to identify salvia. I love this purple variety. And your photographs make it so real!!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! Dark purple against those green leaves - what a combination. Love this plant. Wish I could see them here.

Elfe said...

Das sind wunderschöne Salviapflanzen liebe Titania. Ich kenne nur eine Sorte hier, wahrscheinlich gibt es auch mehr. Und dann der echte Salbei, die Heilpflanze, auch sie macht zauberhafte lila Blüten.
Liebe Grüsse in Euren Sommer
Elfe