prolific blooming


Salvia – Constant Color for the Novice Gardener

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Salvia or Sage is a very important plant for western gardens because of it unfussiness about growing in hot, dry desert-like conditions. It thrives in colder, more Northern gardens and is even salt tolerant. It starts blooming in late spring or early summer and is one of the longest blooming perennials provided it is deadheaded (spent blooms trimmed back). Shear Salvia when it first starts to set seeds. Terminating the forming of seeds will cause the plant to shift into high production gear to try and set seeds again thus, Salvia will re-bloom, usually until frost. This is a perennial that becomes more attractive, larger in size and even more...