Salvia; Forsythia Sage; Big Yellow Sage; Churro Sage
- Full Shade
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Shade or very partial sun. An herbaceous perennial sage with heart-shaped leaves, growing as a sprawling clump. The big panicles of yellow flowers could be mistaken for forsythia, but the stout, prismatic stems are distinctive, resembling churros. “Red Neck Girl” is a commercial cultivar with attractive red stems. This salvia tends to spread, especially in shaded areas. It performs well in the same places where companion plants like Turk’s cap and tropical sage thrive. Place it in the rear of the garden where it can sprawl freely.
Appreciates some supplemental irrigation in hot summer sun; much better in afternoon shade. Can be cut back freely after freezes or whenever needed to control the size.
2-3' H, 5-8' W
Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Sandy, Well drained