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My first Salvia post

6/6/2006 Hot Lips SalviaI first caught sight of this beautiful salvia at Gunter’s Greenhouse and Florist in Richardson, TX. I took a lunch break to search out some salvia greggii, but found this salvia microphylla instead. They only had two pots available so I snatched them up immediately. Incidentally, Gunter’s specializes in orchids and they have several greenhouses full of the lovely flower. It’s the only garden center in the D/FW area that I’m aware of that cultivates these flowers.

A few weeks later I was happy to find that Cristina’s Flowers, a garden center off Mapleshade Lane in Dallas, had several quart pots of the salvia for sale, so I happily picked up two more.