What is Salvia Greggii (Sage) ?
Nature has its own way to inspire us. Plants are nature’s bounty. They bring a sense of tranquillity, peace and are treat for the eyes. A garden setting can help drain away the stress and put in the right state of mind to tackle life’s problems. We seek to fill your garden with colors and vibrance. So you will have your own personal space to daily find a whole new rejuvenating experience.
SALVIA commonly known as ‘SAGE’ is a large group of plants which include annuals, biennials, perennials and shrubs. The largest genus of mint family, Salvias are a gardener’s favorite. These brightly bloomed, colorful flowers always stand out and are quite low maintenance.
Why Salvia Greggii is your ‘Take Home’ Plant?
You’ll love Salvia-greggi if you desire a colorful garden. It has advantages for both homeowners and professional landscapers.
- Low maintenance
- Extended flower season
- Attractive and vibrant colors
- Attractive to hummingbirds and bees
- Ornamental use
- Medicinal and food use
Sage has a medical importance backed by scientific evidences. It is known as memory and mood enhancer. As for food with many salvia species, the leaves can be dried for seasonings and teas.
With most other plants, keeping them alive can get a little tricky. Not with SALVIA GREGGII, it is quite hassle free.
Below are a few highlights on how to make your Saliva Greggii happy:
LIGHT: It is a heat tolerant plant. Select a site with full sun (although a little afternoon shade could be beneficial for this plant.)
SOIL: Well drained soil is the best for Salvia Greggii. An addition of compost will help with both clay and sandy soils common here in Whatcom County.
PLANTING: Plant in spring, spacing them 14 – 16″ (36 – 41cm) apart. Dig a hole 2x the size to the diameter of the container or pot in which the plant is. Remove the plant from the container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Mix compost, slow release fertilizer and the dirt you removed from the hole and carefully fill in around the root ball. Firm the soil gently. Water in thoroughly.
WATER: Salvia Greggi is drought tolerant, so avoid over watering or dripline irrigation. A moderate amount of water should be provided.
FERTILIZER: Provide balanced and complete fertilizer mix. Once a month is enough. A rose food or all purpose organic fertilizer works well. We recommend and use Down to Earth brand fertilizer
MISCELLANEOUS: Hardiness zone ranges from 7a-9b. We are in 8a here in Whatcom county.
Remove (deadhead) faded blooms to encourage continuous bloom.
For the winter, try pulling them out of the ground and putting them in containers, if you live in a place that has strong northerly winds. Place in a cool bright location. Little or no water is required, maybe a few dribbles once in a month to keep the roots alive.
SALVIA is a hardy durable plant for your yard. It’s a perennial you can plant and count on its performance year after year. This vigorous grower will never fail to meet your expectations.