RE: [gardeners] Salvia confusion

Kay Lancaster (
Thu, 12 Jul 2001 22:47:53 -0700 (PDT)

> Queen belongs to.  She looked it up in two wholesale guides and one said S.
> nemerosa and the other said S. superba.  Clear as mud. :-\ After discussing

Salvia x superba is a catchall for blue garden salvias with unclear
parentage. but probably Salvia nemerosa, Salvia pratensis, and some
other goodies.

Hortus III says Salvia nemerosa isn't in cultivation -- most stuff sold
as S. nemerosa is S. x superba or S. x sylvestris (=S. pratensis x S.