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Texas Sage
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Texas Sage

Latin Name:

SALVIA

Plant Type:

Shrub, Annual

Description:

Annuals or small shrubs with tubular, two-lipped flowers come in a wide range of colors and forms.

Uses:

Border, Massing, Rock garden, Seashore, Specimen

Origin:

Brazil

Environment:

Suitable only for a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

GI

Fragrant:

Yes

Growing Ease:

Will grow for anybody

Temperature:

60-85°F, 16-29°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the South/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist and use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks with a water soluble fertilizer diluted by half. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Plant Pests:

Prone to spider mites, mealy bugs and white fly. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Seeds in the spring. Early summer, Late spring, Mid summer It is best to propagate seeds in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent the moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Mist occasionally with warm water (lime free to avoid leaf staining). Provide good ventilation. Discard the plant after the flowering season..

Is Genus:

Yes

Flower Color:

blue, purple

Growth Rate:

average

Hardiness Zones:

4a to 7a

Height:

18 to 30

Width:

12 to 24

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