This hardy sage plays very nicely in our shade garden. Its distinctively shaped leaves work well in between other big-leaved perennials, including ligularias, hosta, and peltoboykinia. Still, it doesn't draw a whole lot of notice until it blooms in the middle of fall. When it does, we take notice, especially since by that time it is one of only a few splashes of color in the garden.
||Japanese yellow sage
||ordinary garden soil
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Joseph||Apr 10, 2006||Very cool photo. My S. koyamae tends to want to flop over but the flowers make up for this quality. Does your plant spread vegetatively? Have you ever collected seeds from this species? I checked all of the calyces of my plant and never saw a seed, green or ripe. |
I've not tried to collect seeds, and received it as a live plant in a trade. It has a reputation for spreading somewhat, but mine hasn't - my shade garden is too crowded for it to exert itself agressively.
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