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Products > Salvia mexicana 'Limelight'
 
Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' - Mexican Sage
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
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/ subshrub with tall stems, up to 6 feet + and 2-3 feet wide with light gray-green foliage that clothes the entire plant, providing a full appearance and holding an outstanding show of violet-blue flowers emerging from chartreuse green calyces from late summer through fall.

Works well in full sun to light shade where it is best with moderate water during the growing season and while thriving on more ample water and fertilizer, the stems can then become even more fragile. Protect from hard freezes but root hardy to around 20 degrees. Prune heavily in late spring and moderately throughout summer to maintain good form.

This is a lovely cultivar of the species that comes from the Queretaro Province in central Mexico. It was Introduced by the botanist Robert Ornduff in 1978 at the University of California Botanical Garden in Berkeley where he was director. We first received this attractive plant in 1998 from Steve Brigham of Buena Creek Nursery and have grown it ever since. 

This information about Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.

 
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