One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Salvia guaranitica against an impressive background
Many, most, of the Salvias are from the south, Texas say, or Mexico. It takes a lot of heat to get them going and they often don't get started flowering heavily till late summer. I often feel that they have been surprised by the cold temperatures of fall. Then they're cut down in their prime. This fellow is still standing tall and proud today.