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Salvia glutinosa

Salvia glutinosa
Common name Jupiter's distaff
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow
Size 3 ft
Light full sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, drought tolerant
Seed ripensearly October

Good-sized clumps of mid-green textured foliage. The soft yellow flowers, splashed with brownish purple, appear in early summer, and look like silly sock puppets. Good to observe up close.

Jupiter's distaff
Salvia glutinosa
Jupiter's distaff
Seeds itself around quite a bit – even in this shady area of the garden

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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