Friday, March 5, 2010

Salvia x jamensis 'Los Lirios'

Salvia x jamensis 'Los Lirios'

This is a charming small flowered Salvia I got recently.
The flowers are a delicate shade of shell pink. Doing a bit of a search on it, I see it has been awarded an AGM (Award of Garden Merit) from the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK. It is a naturally occurring hybrid between Salvia microphylla and Salvia greggi found growing in the Mexican State of Coahuila near the towns of Jame and Los Lirios, hence the name. It forms a rounded bush to about a metre high and like other Salvias it will stand a moderate frost, and dry conditions over summer.
2017 update: I no longer grow it as it didn't sell.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely colour! THe tiny blooms are so delicate- looking. I have not come across this beauty here.