In Texas, salvia plants bloom year-round | Lifestyle

In Texas, salvia plants bloom year-round |  Lifestyle

Salvias form one of the most diverse groups of plants and are among the largest genera in the world. In Texas, its flowering period extends throughout the year, providing color and texture when there are few other flowers. Below are a selection of sage plants including red, blue and violet which range in size from ground cover to large specimens. A few are annuals but most are hardy perennials. -Salvia farencia or Mealy Cup Sage is native to Texas and New Mexico. It likes full sun and dry, well-drained soil and is good on a hillside. It is hardy to about zero degrees. The flowers are mostly blue but there is a white variety and both grow to about 18 inches. This plant also does well in pots. Salvia microphylla, or hot lips, was introduced by Richard Turner, from California, and brought from Mexico. The fast-growing variety — measuring 6 feet wide and 30 inches tall — is decorated with eye-catching two-color flowers with red tips and white lips. As the nights warm, the new flowers are mostly red except for a few white flowers. Then, as fall approaches, the flowers become red and white again. Salvia Indigo Spiers has intense blue-purple flowers on a 4-foot shrub. Indigo spiers bloom from spring to the first frost. It likes well-drained soil and full sun and is very hardy. They should be pruned close to the ground and covered well for the extreme cold season. It is easily propagated by cuttings, as are many species of sage. -Salvia cocina or Scarlet Sage is sometimes called Texas Sage and is a native of Texas. It attracts bees, butterflies and birds, and serves well in the garden. Popular varieties are Lady in Red, Coral Nymph and White Nymph. It self-sows freely and grows well in dry shade. Regular deadhead pruning keeps it blooming all summer long and avoids a leggy appearance. Salvia elegans, or Pineapple Sage, loves the shady part of a sunny herb garden. It’s called pineapple sage for good reason, as the leaves have a pineapple scent when rubbed and added to a summer salad. The plant grows 3 to 4 feet tall and has small red flowers in late summer until the first frost, when it needs to be cut back and covered for cold weather.  It is a shrub that grows 3 to 5 feet tall and is fairly heat and drought tolerant. They are hardy perennials that need to be pruned to the ground and covered for the coldest weather. The flowers make good cut flowers and the plant can be easily propagated from cuttings. Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditPinterestTumblrTelegramLike this:Like Loading… Related by voiturerobert.com · 27 April 2024 Below are a selection of sage plants including red, blue and violet which range in size from ground cover to large specimens. A few are annuals but most are hardy perennials. -Salvia farencia or Mealy Cup Sage is native to Texas and New Mexico. It likes full sun and dry, well-drained soil and is good on a hillside. It is hardy to about zero degrees. The flowers are mostly blue but there is a white variety and both grow to about 18 inches. This plant also does well in pots. Salvia microphylla, or hot lips, was introduced by Richard Turner, from California, and brought from Mexico. The fast-growing variety — measuring 6 feet wide and 30 inches tall — is decorated with eye-catching two-color flowers with red tips and white lips. As the nights warm, the new flowers are mostly red except for a few white flowers. Then, as fall approaches, the flowers become red and white again. Salvia Indigo Spiers has intense blue-purple flowers on a 4-foot shrub. Indigo spiers bloom from spring to the first frost. It likes well-drained soil and full sun and is very hardy. They should be pruned close to the ground and covered well for the extreme cold season. It is easily propagated by cuttings, as are many species of sage. -Salvia cocina or Scarlet Sage is sometimes called Texas Sage and is a native of Texas. It attracts bees, butterflies and birds, and serves well in the garden. Popular varieties are Lady in Red, Coral Nymph and White Nymph. It self-sows freely and grows well in dry shade. Regular deadhead pruning keeps it blooming all summer long and avoids a leggy appearance. Salvia elegans, or Pineapple Sage, loves the shady part of a sunny herb garden. It’s called pineapple sage for good reason, as the leaves have a pineapple scent when rubbed and added to a summer salad. The plant grows 3 to 4 feet tall and has small red flowers in late summer until the first frost, when it needs to be cut back and covered for cold weather. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the red flowers. -Salvia greggii or Autumn Sage is native to south, central and west Texas and is quite drought tolerant. It usually has fragrant leaves and red flowers but many color variations exist. If pruned in late winter and again in August, it will maintain its nice compact 3-foot-tall shape. It blooms well in late fall and is hardy to zone 8. Salvia leucantha, or Mexican sage, has beautiful purple flowers and blooms in late summer. It is a shrub that grows 3 to 5 feet tall and is fairly heat and drought tolerant. They are hardy perennials that need to be pruned to the ground and covered for the coldest weather. The flowers make good cut flowers and the plant can be easily propagated from cuttings. Hordes of hostas call this place Holden home 12 April 2024 by voiturerobert.com · Published 12 April 2024 12 April 2024 by voiturerobert.com · Published 12 April 2024 Hosta comes out of the shadows in 2024 2 April 2024 by voiturerobert.com · Published 2 April 2024 2 April 2024 by voiturerobert.com · Published 2 April 2024 New plant varieties for 2024: annuals, shrubs and perennials | Gardening tips and how-to guides 16 April 2024 by voiturerobert.com · Published 16 April 2024 16 April 2024 by voiturerobert.com · Published 16 April 2024 Follow: © 2024. All Rights Reserved. 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