Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Little Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea 'Las Pilitas')

Views: 121, Replies: 4 » Jump to the end
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
Image
Marilyn
Feb 13, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Little Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea 'Las Pilitas').

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Little Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea 'Las Pilitas') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more!



Also, please consider adding a "Local Report" to the ATP Plant Database! Thank you!

Little Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea 'Las Pilitas')
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
Image
Marilyn
Feb 14, 2016 2:48 AM CST
I loved growing Las Pilitas, even if it was late flowering for me. I grew it in a container. Gorgeous flowers.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
Hummingbirder Container Gardener Frogs and Toads Annuals Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener
Seed Starter Xeriscape Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Salvias
Image
jg0613
Feb 14, 2016 7:39 PM CST
The Spathaceas do indeed look so gorgeous and I was sorely tempted to order one until I saw that they were late flowering. We had a warm fall this past one but usually not like that. I enjoy foliage too but like to get at least some bloom time. @Marilyn how long did yours bloom?
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
Image
Marilyn
Feb 14, 2016 10:21 PM CST
The first photo I took was when it first bloomed, 9/3/13. I did take pics on 9/5 and 9/6 but I don't remember it blooming a long time for me. I just checked my plant file photos and I don't have any after 9/6. I'm not going to grow salvia spathacea again. I'm too cold for it to enjoy its flowering, since it is too short of a time for me.

The database states it is hardy to zone 8a. The flowering time is.....

Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall

If I were growing it in zone 8a, I would've gotten more bloom time and the following years too.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
Image
luvsgrtdanes
Feb 15, 2016 7:01 AM CST
This forum is getting me in trouble Blinking
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Past Plants of the Day forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Pacific Blue Ice"