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The uniquely colored flower spikes of Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' , a fall blooming Mexican Sage, are an eye popping combination of chartreuse bracts and deep blue flowers.
Tips For Growing Salvia
Salvia (commonly referred to as ‘Sage’) represent a huge family of ornamental plants that attract a variety of pollinators to their nectar rich flowers. They are resistant to deer and rabbits.
Western Native Salvia: : It is from the Western US that we find our most beautiful native salvia species. For attracting hummingbirds, there are no finer flowers than the Western native sages. Typically, this group of Salvia prefer ‘lean’ (not very fertile), well drained soils. They will grow in dry clay conditions in arid climates but will rot out in clay soils where there is more than about 15 to 18” of precipitation annually.
Western Salvia include:
To get established in USDA zones 5 & 6, Western Salvia (noted above) must be planted in spring or early summer, not in the fall. Protect your new plants over their first winter or two in your garden. Cover each plant with a generous pile of clean straw or pine needles. This allows the plant's crown (junction of root and branches) to mature and obtain maximum cold hardiness.
Old Wolrd Salvia: The Old World Salvia include some of the very best, most durable, longest-lived perennials. These salvia are an excellent choice for gardeners across most of the United States. ‘Old World’ Sages bloom primarily in shades of blue, pink and white. They are well adapted to cold climates and a wide range of soils including clay. The European Salvia are incredibly attractive to honey bees, many of our native bees and bumble bees as well as butterflies.
Old World varieties include:
More in-depth guidance for growing Salvia: Planting Nectar Rich Salvia to Attract Pollinators to the Garden, Sage Advice, The Spectacular Salvia and Cold Hardy, Late Summer / Early Fall Blooming Sages.
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I can't get enough of Limelight
from Baltimore, MD
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Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia mexicana Limelight:
I LOVE salvia mexican limelight! It blooms in the early to middle Fall, here in Maryland and it is positively ASTONISHING!!!! Hummingbirds swarm all over these plants. The first year, I planted them too close together because I didn't know that they come up fro very strong, thick stems and branch out to a spread of 5-6 feet and grow to about 6 feet tall. I''ve now planted new ones for 3 years with 2017 being my 4th year. Last year I dug a whole new garden for them and I couldn't believe the number of hummingbirds that swarmed over these huge, colorful, gorgeous plants. The hummingbirds were so busy with the purple flowers that they ignored me completely and I was able to get beautiful films and prints.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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taller than I expected
By Central Texas gardener
from Marble Falls, TX
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These have grown quickly and much taller (5 ft) than I expected. I'm just now beginning to get some blooms for this year (second summer) and I'm eager to see them. The blooms are striking in their color contrast.
from Huntington Beach, California
This is a beautiful plant with large deep green leaves and lovely bright purple extentions arising out of the blooms. It grows very fast, just be sure to start pinching the tops from the start to create a strong and full plant. I've even started other plants from cuttings. A real beauty for the garden. It has grown to 4'high x 3'wide.
Uniquely beautiful, very hardy
from Corrales, NM
This plant did extremely well its first year - can't wait to see it next season. The mix of green leaves, lime green flower stalks and purple flowers is striking.
Tall and a show off
Last year I planted this too late to get full bloom. Will start earlier this year if it does not overwinter.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Ontario OR
In my climate it blooms in fall and makes a wonderful addition to my beds!
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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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