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Products > Salvia x jamensis 'Sierra de San Antonio'
Salvia x jamensis 'Sierra de San Antonio' - Sage
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Southwest (U.S.) (North America)
Flower Color: Peach
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Parentage: (S. greggii x S. microphylla)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Salvia x jamensis 'Sierra de San Antonio' (Sage) - This sage grows to 30 inches tall by 3 feet wide with shiny elliptic leaves and pale yellow flowers that are blushed with peach through much of the year with peak bloom in early summer until first frost in fall. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to regularly - tolerant of overhead irrigation. Cold hardy to at least 20 F. Repeat bloom is encouraged by light tip pruning through summer months and trim dry stems and shape plants in early spring. In many respects it is similar to one of the Salvia greggii cultivars but is actually considered to be a hybrid between Salvia greggii and Salvia microphylla. This hybrid cross was described by the English botanist James Compton after plants of this parentage were collected near the village of Jame in the Coahuila province in 1991. It can be found in areas were the two species overlap in the Sierra Madre Occidentale in Coahuila and neighboring San Luis Potosi between 6,500 and 9,800 feet. In 1988, prior to Compton's naming of this hybrid, Carl Schoenfeld and John Fairey collected plants in this area and introduced several at Yucca Do Nursery, including this cultivar, which we have been growing since 1994.  The information about Salvia x jamensis 'Sierra de San Antonio' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.