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Products > Salvia x jamensis 'Sierra de San Antonio'
Salvia x jamensis 'Sierra de San Antonio' - Sage

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 on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Salvia x jamensis 'Sierra de San Antonio'.