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

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
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
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early 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
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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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 greene Sep 14, 2015 6:29 PM 8

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