Salvia leucantha。 How to Care for a Mexican Sage

Salvia leucantha All Purple Mexican Sage

'Saga Blue' grows just 10 inches high and wide, with blue flowers. 'Summer Jewel Pink' soft pink and 'Summer Jewel Red' scarlet are compact, uniform growers to 20 inches tall; early and long bloom season and good resistance to heat, drought, and wind. Silvery, 34 inches-long leaves; brilliant true blue, 1 inches flowers on stems to 8 inches long. Noteworthy Characteristics Salvia leucantha, commonly called Mexican bush sage, is an evergreen shrubby perennial that is native to Central America and Mexico. NOTE: Mom's sage was on a dirt berm, but not sheltered from winter rains, and it did GREAT! Heat and drought-tolerant Lyrical series, 2224 inches tall, offers a profuse show of blooms in blue tones, rose, and white; 'Lyrical Silvertone' has deep blue flowers with petals edged in silver. Elegant front-of-border plant. Viola Klose grows 18 inches high, with lavender-blue flowers. 'Texas Violet', 34 feet high and about half as wide, has deep violet-blue flowers on white calyxes. Midnight may be synonym for 'All Purple'• Sensation series is about the same size; pink-flowered 'Sensation Rose' is among the most popular. 'San Carlos Festival', 23 feet tall, 46 feet wide, is a nonstop bloomer bearing raspberry-pink flowers. Blue Willow has bright blue flowers. Holts Mammoth' has large leaves 45 inches long , used in making condiments. forsythia sage salvia madrensis• Positive On Oct 2, 2009, from Yulee, FL Zone 9a wrote: Gets woody at the base. Cut old foliage to the ground in early spring Add to Collection Add to Any Collection Requirements Hardiness 8 — 10 What's My Zone? To 13 feet tall, 1212 feet wide; stems often root where they touch soil. Handsome focal point for front of border. A few sages have fragrant blossoms; many have aromatic foliage. 'Strata', to 1218 inches high and wide, has blue flowers and large, woolly, silvery white calyxes. Well-branched, bushy plant to 15 inches tall and about half as wide. Possible hybrid between Salvia guaranitica and Salvia mexicana. I'm waiting for them to stop blooming so I can cut them back. Tolerates partial shade, especially in hottest climates. Zones US, MS, LS, CS; USDA 6-9. Softly hairy, triangular, light green leaves are sticky and have a pleasant, fruity aroma. Tightly spaced whorls of flowers on 12- to 20 inches-long stems; blossoms are dark blue or violet with green or reddish purple calyxes. Propagate by division or cuttings. syn: Salvia leucantha All Purple This is the same wonderful late summer- and fall-blooming salvia as Salvia leucantha, but instead of white florets inside the purple calyces, the florets are also a dark velvety-purple. Native to southern Mexico, Guatemala. 'Evolution', 20 inches high and 14 inches wide, has 9 inches lilac flower spikes. Before new spring growth begins, shorten and shape plants, removing dead wood. Mom always pruned it in what I thought an unusual way: When the main flower spike on the end of a stem was done flowering, she removed the ENTIRE stem all the way back to the main stem. I get the purple and white ones but just recently saw the solid purple. Grows best in the Southwest. Purpurascens 'Red Sage' has leaves flushed with red-violet when new, slowly maturing to gray-green. If plant lives over, cut back to 46 inches when new spring growth begins, then fertilize. I notice everyone says alkaline soil but mine is quite acid, some areas 5. Whether pruning lightly in the summer or heavily in the fall or winter, be sure to sterilize your pruning shears. Give full sun for best flower production. About the same size is 'Schneehgel' 'Snow Hill' , with pure white blossoms with green bracts. Tall, densely packed spikes of 34- to 1 inches flowers on stems 612 inches long, late spring to frost. Drought tolerant but blooms longer and better with more water. Contents• Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers like a magnet. Irrigate occasionally to infrequently. , excellent in the foreground of a colorful border. Plants in bulk• Basal leaves often divided into one or two pairs of smaller leaflets. Plants described as drought tolerant require a deep soaking at least once a month during the heat of summer to retain their foliage and prolong their bloom period. Midnight 'Purple Velvet' , considered by many to be the best-looking form, has purple flowers and calyxes. Needs support, shelter from wind and cold. Wavy-margined, medium green, softly hairy leaves to 56 inches long; shape varies from oval to elliptical or oblong. Profuse bloom from fall until frost through early springthough less profuselyin the Tropical South. Golden Delicious has bright yellow leaves and red flowers. Blooms from early summer to frost almost all year in mildest climates. From the high mountains of Mexico. Most common form bears 2 inches. Bornyl acetate constituted 23. Perfect for small gardens, this dwarf Mexican Bush Sage makes a striking addition to borders, containers, rock gardens and Mediterranean gardens. Smooth green leaves are lance shaped, toothed; they reach 312 inches long near plant's base, decrease in size toward top. Positive On Nov 24, 2017, from Doswell, VA wrote: This plant is an annual for me in zone 6b-7 in central virginia. Blooms for several weeks in late spring and early summer; may rebloom if deadheaded. salvia guaranitica Salvia ambigens• The white does not appear until late summer into fall. Blooms from late spring or summer through fall all year in the Tropical South ; 4- to 12 inches stems bear 2 inches flowers that emerge from 1 inches calyxes of same color. Negative On Nov 5, 2011, from Redding, CA wrote: I've tried it three times, and every time it just hasn't survived the winter. Aromatic, oval to oblong, wrinkled, 2- to 3 inches leaves are gray-green above, white and hairy beneath. It is only hardy from the lower Piedmont to the coastal plain, and extreme winters may kill it. I was so scared I had lost it. Wrinkled, dull green, finely toothed leaves are oval or lance shaped. Blooms from early fall through spring in mild-winter climates; stops with hard frost elsewhere. These are new plants I got a few weeks ago from Red Barn Nursery. Climate Zones 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2 Plant Type Perennials, Shrubs Plant Family Salvia - Sages Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun Season of Interest Summer Late Fall Height 4' — 6' 120cm — 180cm Spread 4' — 6' 120cm — 180cm Spacing 48" — 72" 120cm — 180cm Water Needs Average Maintenance Low Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds Garden Uses , , Garden Styles , , , , Add to Collection Add to Any Collection Requirements Hardiness 8 — 10 What's My Zone? Blooms nearly all year in mild-winter climates, from spring to frost elsewhere; inch-long scarlet flowers are carried on stems that lengthen to about 1 feet as season goes on. My spouse and I have seen this plant grow successfully in many Southern California locations, most notably next to the Rose Garden at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. It is a more open-branched plant than Salvia m. Evergreen or deciduous shrub. Negative On Aug 8, 2003, from Oakland, CA Zone 9b wrote: This is a very tough, big ever-blooming salvia. , violet-blue flowers can reach 3 feet or longer. 'Rhea', 1416 inches high and 12 inches wide, has deep blue flowers, bluish calyxes; starts blooming earlier in spring. Limelight grows 6 feet tall, 3 feet wide, with a striking combination of chartreuse calyxes and blue flowers. Whorls of pale yellow flowers on 6- to 12 inches spikes in summer and fall. Blooms summer through fall if faded flowers are removed. Loved by butterflies and hummingbirds but ignored by deer and rabbits! Soft, silky, oval to oblong leaves to 6 inches long near base of plant, shorter higher up have a grayish sheen above, are white and woolly beneath. Lance-shaped to linear, 5- to 6 inches-long leaves are dark grayish green above, whitish below. Positive On Jun 4, 2006, from Rincon, GA Zone 8a wrote: This is a VERY hardy plant. Butter-yellow, 1 inches flowers on 1- to 2 feet stems; good for cutting. To 1122 feet tall, spreading indefinitely by creeping rhizomes. Oblong to lance-shaped, medium green, scalloped leaves are wrinkled, softly hairy, to 3 inches long. germander sage salvia chamaedryoides• 6 ft wide, with numerous erect stems, often arching at their tips, and with long. Most of the plants discussed here need regular or in some cases, moderate water during dry spells. , lyre-shaped leaves with reddish purple markings. Give afternoon shade in hottest climates. Bushy, upright grower to 23 feet tall, 212 feet wide. The flowers are like those of Salvia leucantha, but the color is an intense dark violet-blue. Grown as an annual where it is not winter hardy. 50 plant I buy Positive On Dec 28, 2016, from San Diego, CA wrote: Even though my spouse and I did not have success growing this plant in our garden, I still love this plant because of the way it attracts hummingbirds they're my favorite birds. 'San Isidro Moon' has an open, horizontal habit to 2 feet high, 24 feet wide; it bears two-tone flowers in peach shades. Best with moderate water; more frequent watering produces excessive, brittle growth. The soft, velvety leaves of the plant are gray-green and lance-shaped. The bush above is about 6 feet in diameter and was once a three inch pot. Begins blooming when young, producing lots of upright stems set with large, rich purple flowers held in very darkalmost blackcalyxes. Habit varies from upright to horizontal, but plants are usually under 3 feet high, with fairly open branching; stems often root where they touch soil. Vegetables and more• Upright, branching plant to 45 feet high and nearly as wide. Stems are 612 inches high, sometimes as high as 2 feet They are brittle; shelter from wind. Triangular to oval, tooth-edged leaves are dark green, 1 inches long. Cultivation [ ] This plant has ornamental value in the garden, and has gained the 's. Golden Delicious grows just 12 feet high, with bright yellow foliage that makes for an eye-catching contrast with the fire-engine red flowers; long bloom period. salvia 'Costa Rica Blue Salvia guaranitica 'Costa Rica Blue'• Mass of deep green, 7 inches-long leaves is topped in summer by tall spikes of bicolored flowers: bright violet-blue with a white lip delicately edged in violet. Tolerates some light afternoon shade, but generally is best in full sun. Blooms from the end of summer until frost through spring in mildest climates. Wands of blossoms appear at stem ends throughout the year where winters are mild; in colder climates, they come from spring to frost. Rosy red, 1 inches flowers have small, hooded upper lip, three-lobed lower lip. net Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device. Leaves to 6 inches long, typically elongated oval or heart shaped; they may be medium green and smooth above, fuzzy beneath, or gray to gray-green and densely hairy on both sides. Furry and you 'just want to touch them' each time you walk past them. Excellent nectar source for hummingbirds. This plant is not currently in production, but the page is preserved for informational purposes. From central Europe, western Asia. Plant in filtered sun and provide moderate irrigation in the summer. Easy to grow, it thrives in full sun but tolerates part shade in average to rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Glossy green, oval to elliptical, toothed leaves 1 inches long. The hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and sphynx moths love it! 'Victoria', with upright growth to 1820 inches high, has violet-blue flowers and calyxes; 'Victoria White' is a white form. Plant on 4-6 foot centers as they can eaisily be 3-5' round and tall. It will bloom from mid to late summer until frost when it will die back to the ground. Upright stems to 46 feet high; these arch and branch out to form an almost equally wide mass. 'Berzerkeley', 2 feet tall and 34 feet wide, bears glowing pinkish red blossoms. Climate Zones 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2 Plant Type Perennials, Shrubs Plant Family Salvia - Sages Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun Season of Interest Summer Early,Mid,Late Fall Height 2' — 3' 60cm — 90cm Spread 2' — 3' 60cm — 90cm Spacing 36" 90cm Water Needs Low, Average Maintenance Low Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds Garden Uses , , , Garden Styles , , , Add to Collection Add to Any Collection Requirements Hardiness 7 — 11 What's My Zone? eyelash sage salvia blepharophylla• I use a lot of compost which is beginning, after 5 years of this new garden, to turn more neutral but no where near alkaline. Tula is larger growing, with even brighter chartreuse calyxes. scarlet sage salvia splendens• Replace plants every 4 or 5 years, when they become woody and unproductive. To keep plants tidy and free blooming, prune and remove dead flower stems frequently. This evergreen shrubby perennial typically grows 4-6 ft. microphylla, with yellowish green leaves and a very long show of brilliant red flowers. It's hard to imagine, but visitors who see it in flower don't leave without one! Orange-scarlet, 1 inches flowers with flaring calyxes appear in short clusters at branch ends; calyxes persist for several weeks after flowers drop. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. I recently asked a plant-grower in my area if he still carried this plant, but he had discontinued it because everyone had complained that it was coming up from seed like crazy, all over their gardens. Flowers bloom in the summer and fall. In warmer climates, it may stay evergreen. neurepia grows 35 feet tall and wide. Blooms from early summer to frost. In many sages, aromatic compounds in the foliage repel pestsbut this is not true for all species. Short lived in the Lower South. series plants are dense and bushy, with large flowers in bright pink, fuchsia, magenta, red, or white. Gets woody by season's endbut that wood dies during winter and must be cut back to ground. Foliage clump to 212 feet wide sends up branching, 212- to 3 feet-tall flower stems. VIDEO Created by Elisabeth Meyer for "" a plant identification course offered in partnership with. After the flowers die back, but before the first frost of the year, cut the shrub back to the ground, advises Missouri Botanical Garden. In warmer climates, it will grow as a perennial with proper care. Can be demolished by Mexican giant whitefly. Stems to 1 feet long bear whorls of 34- to 1 14 inches white flowers with purple calyxes. If confined, makes a good ground cover in partial shade. Blooms in summer; may rebloom if deadheaded. Mainacht 'May Night' , 2212 feet. Can be ravaged by Mexican giant whitefly. Positive On Nov 26, 2010, from Puyallup, WA Zone 8b wrote: This is my absolute favorite salvia. The flowers are fuzzy and I cannot resist touching them! You can find some well te nded examples at the Old Town San Diego Historic Park. Adora Blue grows just 14 inches high and wide. Scalloped, puckered, fan-shaped leaves drawn out to sharp points in some forms are 1 inches across. Leaves are bright green, heart shaped, 24 inches long. , cobalt-blue blossoms, carried several to each foot-long stem; calyxes are bright green, turning purplish on sunny side. Plants vary in size from compact 1 feet dwarfs to 3- to 4 feet kinds. Plants sold under this name are hybrids involving Salvia greggii, Salvia microphylla, an unknown yellow-flowering species, and possibly other sages; they are found wild in Mexico. Excellent selections include 'Cienega de Oro' creamy yellow flowers , 'Golden Girl' butter yellow blooms , and 'Sierra de San Antonio' light peach blooms with pastel yellow lips ; all grow 1 2 feet high, 23 feet wide. From a stick almost in the spring to a 6' circle in fall it is a standout. Indigo calyxes are colorful long after blossoms fall. Rounded plant to 12 feet tall, spreading to 23 feet or more by underground runners. Does best in a shady spot, in rich, moisture-retentive, well-drained soil; looks great weaving among other shade-loving plants. , bright red flowers in loose clusters of 8 to 12 are carried on 6- to 8 inches stems. When it comes to watering, deep is the operative word. Argentine Skies has light blue flowers. 'California Sunset' grows about 3 feet high and wide; its gorgeous flowers blend shades of coral. This plant is resistant to damage by deer. Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society 1993• Replace plants when they become woody or leggy about every 3 or 4 years. It is now blooming beautifully! Leaves are similar to those of Salvia elegans. Hybrid between Salvia leucantha and Salvia elegans. Plant in light shade or afternoon shade in moist, well-drained soil. Icterina has gray-green leaves with golden border; does not bloom. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. Phonetic Spelling SAL-vee-ah lew-KAN-thuh Description Velvet sage, also called Mexican bush sage is a perennial in the Lamiaceae family. Cultural Information Height: 4 Feet Hardiness: Perennial in Zones 8-11 Flower Color: Purple Characteristics: Full Sun, Herbaceous, Water Conserving Uses: Fragrant, Hummingbird, Ornamental. Broadly oval to heart-shaped, hairy, shiny bright green leaves to 5 inches long. From the Mediterranean region. Smooth or hairy, medium green to deep green, narrow leaves to 4 inches long. A few of the best selections are 'Icing Sugar', a compact grower with lavender-pink flowers; 'Lipstick', with rosy pink, white-throated flowers over a long period; 'Pink Preference', with deep reddish pink flowers; and 'Teresa', with soft pink flowers whose lower lip is white with pink stripes, Sally G. Then, apply a layer of mulch to help keep the soil warm and protect the plant during the winter. I found a different spot, b ut close enough to the driveway this year annuals here in zone 6 , pinched it back every so often and it's happier now than the ones in 2006. Blooms from summer until frost in most of the Coastal South, nearly all year in the Tropical South where it is evergreen. It's been in bloom since spring and is still looking gorgeous in late November. Any suggestions out there how I can get the other one to bloom? Growing about 112 feet high are 'Caradonna', with dark purple stems and violet blossoms; 'Lubecca', with grayish green leaves and violet flowers with reddish purple bracts; and 'Ostfriesland' 'East Friesland' , with intense violet-blue flowers, pink to purple bracts. Good seed- grown selections include salmon- pink 'Brenthurst' 'Lady in Pink' ; 'Coral Nymph', near white with coral lip; and white 'Snow Nymph' 'White Nymph'. Negi, Anuradha; Javed, Mohammad S; Melkani, Anand B; Dev, Vasu; Beauchamp, Philip S Sep—Oct 2007. Royal is an upright grower to 4 feet high and wide, with bright orange flowers and calyxes. Jame, to 46 feet tall and wide, has larger leaves and 3 inches persimmon orange blooms. In frost-free zones it is important to cut it back regularly, as it will continue to expand until it overruns all its neighbors. Tricolor has gray-green leaves with irregular cream border; new foliage is flushed with purplish pink. Delay pruning until new leaves begin to unfurl, then cut just above fresh growth; cutting into bare wood usually causes dieback. Seed-grown strains include Fizz, just 812 inches high, with dense flower spikes in several single colors and white; Firecracker, to 1 feet high and wide, in many single colors and bicolors; Sizzler, about the same size, a heat-tolerant early bloomer with bicolored flowers in a wide color range; Salsa, 1214 inches tall, in purple, scarlet, burgundy, rose, and salmon, including a bicolored white and scarlet; Amore, heat-tolerant, 14 inches-tall plants with flowers in reds and purples; and Picante, 1416 inches tall, blooms early and heavily in colors similar to those of Salsa. Colors range from bright red through orange-red to pink and white, including many bicolors. I have trouble finding it in the spring as box stores call it a sage and get it with their herbs! Positive On May 3, 2002, wrote: 5-6' gray-green foliage on shrub-like plant produce 18" spikes of purple flowers with white tips. Typically unbranched or few-branched flowering stems to 68 inches long, set with pinkish violet, 12 inches blossoms. Native to southwestern Texas, north-central Mexico. Woodland and roadside wildflower native to the Southeast. They attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Dies back to the ground in winter. Slender, vertical, usually unbranched stems to 5 feet form a 2- to 3 feet-wide clump. common sage salvia officinalis• I don't know if the cold is killing it or if it's rotting out in our wet winters, but I've given up on it. Upright growth to 34 feet tall; spreads by rhizomes to 37 feet wide. Native from southeastern Arizona through southern Mexico, with many local variant forms. Rosaknigen 'Rose Queen' , 12 feet high, has purplish pink flowers and crimson bracts. Purple Volcano 'Purple Knockout' has burgundy foliage and white flowers. , violet-blue flowers with reddish purple bracts that persist long after flowers fall. Drought-tolerant but perform best with moderate water. Upright growth to 34 feet tall, half as wide. 'Augusta Duelberg' grows into a mound 3 feet high and wide, with a profusion of pure white blooms; 'Henry Duelberg' is similar, but with blue flowers. It dies back in the winter and rebounds nicely every year. Alba has pure white flowers and calyxes. Hybrid of Salvia guaranitica, with leaves of a yellower green; brilliant royal purple flowers with violet-black calyxes. Cold Weather Care and Considerations Mexican bush sage may be killed by extremely cold temperatures. Southern Living may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Not especially fragrant, but attracts desirable wildlife for naturalistic landscaping: songbirds like the low cover they provide; hummingbirds, honeybees and butterflies will hit every single blossom for the nectar. All sages have square stems and whorls of two-lipped flowers, either neatly spaced along the flower stalks or so tightly crowded that they look like one dense spike; some species have branched inflorescences.。 。 。 。 。

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Salvia leucantha

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Salvia leucantha Midnight

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Salvia leucantha (Mexican Bush Sage)

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Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara' (Mexican Bush Sage)

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