Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Roemer's Sage (Salvia roemeriana)

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Nov 16, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's Salvias of the Day is Roemer's Sage (Salvia roemeriana).

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Roemer's Sage (Salvia roemeriana)
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Nov 16, 2015 9:57 PM CST
Haven't grown this beauty yet.
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Nov 17, 2015 1:05 AM CST
Native to the hilly Edwards Plateau in Texas, also parts of Arizona and in Mexico. Grows in well-drained areas dappled shade to partly sunny. The name Cedar Sage refers to it often growing in the shade of the native Ashe Junipers, commonly called mountain cedars. After being established, it is drought tolerant. Besides the ones in my yard, some grow in native rocky soil near my driveway and only get rainfall in this arid climate, yet they are spreading and they bloom every year. The foliage is fragrant.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Nov 17, 2015 9:24 PM CST
@LindaTX8

Linda, can they be grown into containers? I'd love to grow it sometime and I'm hoping Kermit at FBTS offers it.
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Nov 17, 2015 10:44 PM CST
Sure. I know the nurseries here have them in pots.
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Nov 17, 2015 11:00 PM CST
Marilyn,
Be aware that in hot-summer climates Salvia roemeriana goes cleistogamous during the summer so you only get a brief blooming display in spring and, occasionally, a few flowers in the fall. In milder areas, like coastal CA, it can actually bloom all summer long. The spring display on established plants is really pretty, though, and the color is lovely. It would be wonderful if there was a form that would bloom longer here.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Nov 18, 2015 12:11 AM CST
@Danita

Thanks for the info. Guess I'd be better off growing another salvia instead, esp. since I don't have a longer growing season as both Linda and you.
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LindaTX8
Nov 18, 2015 11:29 PM CST
That is not my experience here with Cedar Sage. They usually bloom for a fairly extended time in the spring, occasionally in summer (depending on heat, I guess) and some blooms can occur in fall also. But then, too, I have numerous Cedar Sage plants, so I suppose if I only had one, the blooms would certainly be less. Cleistogamy has to do with plants being able to form seeds from a form of closed blooms even if extreme heat keeps them from making more visible flowers, I believe.
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Name: Duane
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duane456
Nov 19, 2015 9:10 AM CST
I've grown Salvia roemeriana 'Hot Trumpets' as an annual (in a pot)and did very well one year and not so great the next. Go figure. Take a look in the datbase.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Nov 19, 2015 10:49 PM CST
Thanks @LindaTX8 and @duane456 for your info.
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