Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Nettleleaf sage (Salvia urticifolia)

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 26, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Nettleleaf sage (Salvia urticifolia).

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Nettleleaf sage (Salvia urticifolia) .

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Nettleleaf sage (Salvia urticifolia)
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 26, 2016 7:02 PM CST
Pretty flowers.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Aug 29, 2016 5:02 PM CST
As pretty as this native wildflower is, it's marginal in the upland Sandhills.

I found it growing in clay soil in a wooded lot (Macon GA).

After rescuing a few plants for the property owner's garden, she sent the yard crew out into the woodland to mow everything down... Turned a wildflower patch into a weed lot.

The rescues get grazed on by the deer.

The plants at my house barely cling to life from year to year... When I moved a clump or two to a "better" spot, they died.

So... Even though they're natural in this area... They wouldn't be my first choice... If I was out shopping.... Unless I actually wanted a challenge!
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 29, 2016 11:32 PM CST
@stone

Thanks for sharing your info. Good to know.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Aug 30, 2016 4:01 PM CST
There are actually saving graces to this plant... I might've been over harsh...

When we first moved the Nettleleaf sage to the shade garden, gave it fresh tilled soil and horse poop, the salvia definitely jumped, one sprig became a nice healthy clump.

If you have a deer fence, and clay soil in your shade garden, your experience will likely be better than my initial description.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 30, 2016 10:41 PM CST
Thanks Stone.

We don't have a deer fence and don't have much in the way of shade. The small partial shade area we have has Magnolia tree roots, so sometimes its hard to dig down and around. Beautiful and colorful flowers though.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Sep 27, 2016 4:17 PM CST
New Bloom!
After the deer browsed the plants... one clump got containerized... and left on the east side of the house...

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Sep 28, 2016 9:43 PM CST
Beautiful! Thumbs up
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