Forsythia Sage (Salvia madrensis 'Red Neck Girl') in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences:Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone:Zone 11
Plant Height:6 - 8 feet
Plant Spread:4 feet
Leaves:Other: Heart shaped, rough textured, Deep burgundy red square stems
Flowers:Showy
Flower Color:Yellow
Flower Size:1"-2"
Flower Time:Late winter and early spring
Spring
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Other: Fall till frost or Spring in mild Winter areas. Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses:Provides winter interest
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances:Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods:Division
Containers:Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

photo credit: Scott Zona

'Red Neck Girl' was a featured
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Feb 6, 2013 11:17 PM

This Salvia can be grown in a container, but it needs to be a large to very large container, since it's a large plant.

I haven't grown this Salvia before, but it looks intriguing and the flowers look beautiful!

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Salvia madrensis/Forsythia Sage by greeneSep 14, 2015 6:29 PM8

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