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Deciduous Salvia Species Part VI: S Puberula, S Reptans and S Uliginosa

Deciduous Salvia

Deciduous Salvia Species Part VI: S Puberula, S Reptans and S Uliginosa

The focus of this sixth article series are deciduous Salvia species which make good perennial garden specimens. For the sake of making sense, I’ll divide them into three groups; those with woody stems, those which are both herbaceous (non-woody stems) and deciduous (die to the ground) in the winter, and finally those which are herbaceous and form basal rosettes. Check out our other articles in the series where we discuss other Salvia types such as the rosette type Salvia.

Deciduous Herbaceous Salvias The next group of salvias are those which die to the ground during winter. These include S. azurea (syn. S. dalmatianum), S. dianthus, S. disjuncta, S. elegans, S. engelmannii, S. farinacea, S. glabrescens, S. glutinosa, S. guaranitica, S. humingiensis, S. hirta, S. Immaculateae, S. koyamae, S. leucantha, S. longispicata, S. madrensis, S. mexicana, S. nipponica, S. pugioe, S. reptans, and S. uliginosa. Some members of this group are particularly Deciduous Salvia sensitive to cold, wet winters at the northern end of their hardiness range. We have found that not cutting them back until spring greatly helps winter survival. When they are cut in fall, the stems have a tendency to fill with water and freeze during the winter so our advice is to wait until spring has become warmer before pruning back the dead stems from the previous year.

Salvia pugioe (Japanese Yellow Sage) Deciduous Salvia

Salvia pugioe has large, hairy, green foliage that makes a spectacular bold effect in Deciduous Salvia woodland gardens. You will find that S. pugioe has very dense, small leaves in the winter months. These deeply burgundy leaves are an indication of the plant’s recent past though it can also occur that way on older plants. The bright red flowers are small and inconspicuous but they are avid bloomers that thrive in humid conditions. The older plants have larger flowers and interesting mottled foliage that spiders love. S. uliginosa is a member of the group and has large, cream-ished green leaves. One member of this group has particularly tall, narrow leaves that make a striking statement in the winter garden.

Salvias with gold-purple foliage or deep green are an boot-fit for the birds among Deciduous Salvia our feathered friends. The contrast of color makes for an interesting focal point in the winter garden.

Salvia reptans, also known as kukui, has large, thick, velvety leaves with branched, thin stems. The 2-3 foot tall, vigorously growing tall trees of this species are a sight to behold with their spring colorful flowers. member of the salvia family, S. reptans flowers in late winter and early spring. The flowers are yellow and bloom in a dozen of buds in a raceme.

Other members of the salvia family are S. azurea, a sunny landscape Deciduous Salvia plant; S. darcyi, a Japanese species; S. disjuncta, a 7-foot tall evergreen salvia; S. epidendrum, a Southern California species; S. GrandroCratus, a Mediterranean species; S. haulmannii, a 5-foot tall herbaceous salvia; S. hondoensis, a Japanese species; S. ohatsuki, a Japanese hybrid; S. puberula, a Russian species; S. reptans, a dark green, evergreen salvia; and S. uliginosa, a white salvia.

Let’s not forget the grass-like Salvia greggii, S. microphylla, and S. uliginosa. Some Deciduous Salvia of these have beautiful leaf shapes that are similar to salvia. There are also ornamental salvia species, including S. farinacea and S. microphylla, that are worth growing but do not have strong re-bloomerods.

S. koyamae has throughout been a favorite of mine, not only for its fabulous colors (reds, purple, pink, and white) but also for its re-blooming that occurs after many years. S. koyamae marks a steal of an exotic salvia species, one that is hard to track but worth having nonetheless.

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