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Salvia texana

Salvia texana
Healthy second-year plant in full bloom, late March
Texas sage

Common name Texas sage
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers purple-blue (spring)
Size 18"
Light sun
From seed germinates readily at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Herbaceous perennial blooming in mid-spring with purple-blue flowers that open from the bottom of the stem up. The leaves and stems are covered in sparse but prominent white hairs. It is native to north central Texas down to New Mexico and northern Mexico. Probably more of a wildflower than a border plant, but let's see how it does. It started blooming, on small plants, in our nursery area, in late spring from a batch of seed sown in March.

Salvia texana
First-year bloom

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F (16d; 22%G, 7-10d) - 70F with light (no further G, 6d)
  2. Seed from '19 garden. Baggy 70F (27%G, 5-7d)

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