Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Mexican Sage (Salvia mexicana 'Huntington Garden')

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Dec 19, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's Salvias of the Day is Mexican Sage (Salvia mexicana 'Huntington Garden').

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Mexican Sage (Salvia mexicana 'Huntington Garden') .

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Mexican Sage (Salvia mexicana 'Huntington Garden')
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duane456
Dec 19, 2015 8:00 PM CST
That must be a "big" salvia !
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Marilyn
Dec 19, 2015 8:47 PM CST
Looking at the ATP database height and width, it does look like a big plant.

Plant Height: 6 - 8 feet
Plant Spread: 10 - 12 feet

FBTS list the height and width in inches and has it as a fall and winter bloomer. It blooms too late for me, so I won't be growing it.

108"+/60"+/120"+

http://www.fbts.com/salvia-mexicana-huntington-garden-form.h...

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Name: Kermit Carter
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FBTS
Dec 20, 2015 12:38 PM CST
We've seen this plant get very large in ideal conditions. In short seasons expect 5 feet or so. But where it can overwinter and start early the following season, they get large. Salvia mexicana is a spectacular species all-in-all, if you can grow it. This variety is one of the earliest to bloom, BTW.

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Marilyn
Dec 21, 2015 7:05 PM CST
FBTS said:We've seen this plant get very large in ideal conditions. In short seasons expect 5 feet or so. But where it can overwinter and start early the following season, they get large. Salvia mexicana is a spectacular species all-in-all, if you can grow it. This variety is one of the earliest to bloom, BTW.


@FBTS

According to your website: it only blooms during spring, takes a break in summer and fall and then blooms again during winter? And start process all over again with only winter and spring blooms?

I'm confused to the blooming of this salvia, so that's why I'm asking.

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FBTS
Dec 22, 2015 11:00 AM CST
On our site we note this blooms in the fall and winter. Essentially they start late in the summer (if established) and go until the weather gets horrid. In mild winter years that could be February. But spring - no.

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Marilyn
Dec 22, 2015 7:28 PM CST
FBTS said:On our site we note this blooms in the fall and winter. Essentially they start late in the summer (if established) and go until the weather gets horrid. In mild winter years that could be February. But spring - no.


Oops! Got one of the seasons wrong. Sorry! After I looked at your site, I meant to write fall and winter, not spring and winter. *Blush*

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