Forsythia Sage

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Forsythia Sage

Salvia madrensis
Salvia; Forsythia Sage; Big Yellow Sage; Churro Sage
2

3 feet
5

8 feet
Northern Mexico
  • Full Shade
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

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.

Maintenance

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.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
2-3' H, 5-8' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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