Sage (Salvia koyamae) in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 30 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Other: Hairy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2015-09-09
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2015-06-13Nice lush leaves
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 26, 2013 10:10 PM

"Salvia koyamae (Shinano-akigiri) is a perennial rarely found in the wild and native to the Japanese island of Honshu, where it has a close affinity to two other salvia species: Salvia glabrescens and Salvia nipponica. It was named by Tomitaro Makino, considered the "father of Japanese botany".

Salvia koyamae has a lax habit with decumbent stems reaching 2 feet or more that appear to creep, creating a loose ground cover about 1 foot tall. The large yellow-green cordate leaves are covered with fine hairs, and are 6 inches long and 5 inches wide with a 5 inches long petiole. Pale yellow flowers grow in whorls, spaced on an inflorescence that can reach up to 1 foot long. Few flowers are in bloom at one time, but the heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers make for an attractive plant. Around 1990 it was grown at the University of California Botanical Garden and introduced into horticulture soon after that."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

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