Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvias of the Day: Hidalgo

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Sep 16, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's Salvias of the Day is Rose Leaf Sage (Salvia involucrata 'Hidalgo').

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Rose Leaf Sage (Salvia involucrata 'Hidalgo') .

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Rose Leaf Sage (Salvia involucrata 'Hidalgo')
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Sep 16, 2015 8:53 PM CST
I have Hidalgo in several places in my yard. It roots easily from any branch touching the ground or from a cutting. I really love the color of the blooms, but it tends to be a bit more lanky and long-branched here. The leaves sometimes have a reddish pink highlight to them. The branches tend to flop over because of the weight and length that they grow. That usually happens after a good rain, too. I've tried trimming them back to try to get the plants to be more dense and lush, but it tends to be more woody here. (Maybe it would grow better in a different climate. I don't know.) As the reason I grow most salvia, the blooms on Hidalgo attract hummingbirds. It also blooms year round here for me. The blooms are sporadic, even in a bud cluster, so it doesn't make a big statement of color. But it tolerates neglect and abuse (I dig them up to move them on occasion) and also grows well in partial shade. So it will remain in my garden.

I was surprised that I have not taken a photo and added it to the Plant Database. Will have to do that in the future. I recently pruned mine back, so it will be a while before it blooms again. Another month or so.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Sep 16, 2015 10:14 PM CST
@beckygardener

When I grew this in 2012 and 2013 (new plants each year), I noticed honey bees, bumble bees and hummers at the flowers. Yes, it is a large plant and takes up space, so I decided to stick with a smaller Rose Leaf Sage (Salvia involucrata 'Mulberry Jam'), which I and the hummers love. It has a deeper rose pink color. Hybrid Rose Leaf Sage (Salvia 'Mulberry Jam')

I'm pretty sure Mulberry Jam blooms earlier, which is important in shorter growing seasons.

But Hidalgo is still a great and beautiful salvia.
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Sep 17, 2015 4:58 AM CST
Marilyn - I obtain salvia based on their bloom time. I use cultivars and species that bloom in late Fall, Winter, and very early Spring when the hummingbirds migrate and are here on the east coast of Central/South Florida. Or if plants bloom year round as Hidalgo does. I have not seen bees use mine, but I have seen the large Sulphur butterflies use it.

I have heard of Mulberry Jam and will have to look further into information on it. Thank you!
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Sep 17, 2015 2:57 PM CST
Becky

http://www.fbts.com/salvia-x-mulberry-jam.html

Hybrid Rose Leaf Sage (Salvia 'Mulberry Jam')
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Sep 17, 2015 3:03 PM CST
Marilyn - I see that it blooms Juneā€“mid-October. Bummer! That won't work for me because I rarely have hummers during that time of year. I just start seeing hummers passing through at the very end of September and early October, but the over-wintering birds typically start showing up in late November. Sad
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 17, 2015 6:21 PM CST
Becky

You can grow some during that time you mentioned that I'd love to grow here. Some very desirable salvias won't work for me, because of their bloom time. Sighing! Sad
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