Texas sage (Salvia texana) in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Violet. White beelines.
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season. TX growers may only see blooming during spring.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Texas sage (Salvia texana) was a featured
Plant of the Day for April 21, 2017.

Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 26, 2013 11:37 PM

"Salvia texana (Texas sage) is a herbaceous perennial native to the U.S. states of Texas and New Mexico, and in northern Mexico, typically found growing in limestone soils. It grows 1 to 1.5 feet tall, with hairy lanceolate-oblanceolate leaves. The flowers are purple-blue. It resembles Salvia engelmannii, but has a longer bloom period, smaller and darker flowers, and unopened green buds at the top of the plant."

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

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