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.
||ordinary garden soil, drought tolerant
|Seed ripens||early October|
|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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|Cait Hoogenbosch||Mar 09, 2005||Hi. I LOVE this plant. Mine actually self-rooted from 2 stems lying on the ground - love the 'freebies'. Originally from New York I now live in Australia. I was wondering if your leaves don't burn in the afternoon sun because here they do. It's also prone to wilting rather quickly and seems to like bi-weekly watering. Another question I have is if you've ever been successful with seed germination. I've been trying with no luck.
Keep up your most excellent website. I think you're amazing.
Thanks in advance for any info you offer. Cait|
In my garden, I see little wilting. My side garden is not the driest of garden areas, though. The plant self-seeds in my garden, and I have also successfully germinated both traded seed and self-collected seed. I'll try to get the information on my trials and post it here.
|Joseph||Apr 10, 2006||I was able to germinate some seeds last year of this one, and it survived this winter and is coming up very nicely. I can't wait to see its flowers. Thanks for sneak preview!|
|janet from mid wales||Jun 19, 2011||such bought salvia glutinosa about 2ft now no flowers yet. from a open garden nearby.Looks like iam in for a treat when flowers.|
|Ann||Jul 28, 2013||This is a highly invasive plant and is currently spreading along parts of the Appalachian Trail in NY. Please do not encourage anyone to plant!|
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