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Products > Salvia mexicana 'Limelight'
 
Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' - Mexican Sage
  

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Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' (Mexican Sage) - Evergreen, herbaceous perennial from central Mexico. Tall stems, up to 6 feet + and 2-3 feet wide produce an outstanding show of chartreuse green and violet-blue flowers from late summer through fall. Light gray-green foliage clothe the entire plant providing a full appearance. Prune heavily in late spring and moderately throughout summer to maintain good form. Works well in full sun to light shade. Prefers moderate water during the growing season. It will thrive on ample water and fertilizer but the stems can become even more fragile. Protect from hard freezes, root hardy to 20 degrees. A lovely cultivar from the Quertaro Province of Mexico. Introduced by Robert Ornduff in 1978 for the University of California Botanical Garden in Berkeley.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Salvia mexicana 'Limelight'.
 
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