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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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By California gardener
from Sacramento, CA
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Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia sylvestris Balyricose:
I planted this salvia in a bed with Penstmon BOP, Yarrow, Salvia Greggii 'Playa Rosa'. It bloomed beautifully during a typical hot Sacramento summer with occasional water. It produced a huge volume of seeds but was not problematic. It went dormant in the winter but has come back with lots of foliage.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Beautiful color Salvia
from Pelham NH
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Beautiful plant. I bought 2 of these, planted last year, this year they bloomed, the color is gorgeous.
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By The Mad Gardner
from Lansing, MI
This plant seems to have problems that I have yet to resolve. It started out great and then kind of fizzled out. After three years in one spot in my meadow garden I moved it last year to another location in the meadow garden thinking it might need a different location. It did not seem to like the new location any more than the first one. I do know know if it is due to clay soils or just not getting enough sunshine here in mid-Michigan to stimulate growth and flowers. I keep babying it along, but it is frustrating.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Beautiful addition to a garden!
By Liz the Gardener
from Western Slope of Colorado
I bought one of these in 2014, just to try it. Although I definitely do not have a green thumb, this plant flourished in my garden, and bloomed twice during its first season. It not only came through the winter, but had increased much in size. It put on a spectacular show for weeks this spring (we did have an unusual amount of rain). I had to order more. I have decided you can't go wrong with this variety of salvia!
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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