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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Salvia L.
Sage
Lamiaceae

700-900 species of wide distribution. Some are cultivated for medicinal and perfumery purposes. Some are well-known garden plants (S. slpendens Sellow ex Roermer et Schultes also S. sclarea L. from Central Asia). About 80 species in the FSU mostly in the Caucasus and Central Asia.

S. garedji Troitzky

Caucasus (eastern Transcaucasus). On dry slopes, sandy soil.

Leafy stems many-branched 20-40 cm. Leaves petiolate, pinnate with 2-4 pairs of ovate lateral leaflets and large oblong-elliptic terminal ones, long-hairy beneath and short hairy above, with yellow transparent glands. Basal leaves smaller sessile, with wide leaflets. Inflorescence (verticillasters) 8-flowered. Calyx 15-20 mm long, 1/3 dissected, corolla 30-35 mm long, bright purple. V - mid spring to late autumn. Fl - mid summer, June, July for one month. Fr - September. P - by seed and cuttings. Drought-resistant, sunny places required. Good for group planting. Z 6 (5). New.

Two species from Central Asia are also of garden interest. S. bucharica Popov, 20-30 cm, inflorescence 15-20 cm, with numerous pink-purple flowers, and S. sarawshanica Regel et Schmalh., 10-20 cm, with compact inflorescence, flowers pink. Both drought-resistant, and good for group planting. Z 6 (5). New.

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