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Sep 17, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Today's Salvias of the Day is Belize Sage (Salvia miniata).

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Belize Sage (Salvia pansamalensis) .

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Belize Sage (Salvia pansamalensis)
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Sep 17, 2015 8:52 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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I have Salvia miniata growing in two locations in my backyard. I see hummers use the blooms every Winter when the birds are visiting. It blooms year round for me. I keep mine pruned to about 4 1/2 ft. tall so they never get huge. They prefer partial shade here in central Florida during the heat of summer. Mine does not grow fast, but cuttings can be rooted easily. I like this plant as it doesn't seem to be bothered by much except drought conditions. It does require watering regularly during the growing season. Blooms are sporadic which do not make a big statement, but the hummers find every single bloom. It is a hummer magnet in my yard in Fall/Winter/Spring. I fertilize it in the Spring.
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Sep 18, 2015 7:12 AM CST

This is one I have had for a decade or more. In the winter here in South Jersey zone 7a it gets stored in a very large pot on the unheated back porch. It will take direct sun up here and most years it is removed from the pot and planted in early May. Blooming begins towards the end of July and if I didn't bring it in continue until frost. In the past 10 or 15 years a lot of tender salvias have come into the garden but didn't stay for various reasons. It is telling that this one did.
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Sep 18, 2015 8:09 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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@WardDas

That's wonderful!
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