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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 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.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Salvia mexicana 'Limelight'.
 
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