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Salvia jamensis Sierra de San Antonio

Salvia Sierra de San Antonio is very similar to Salvia greggii and comes from the same area of the Southwest. I plant this salvia in full sun. Lesser exposures make for leggy plants with few blooms. Salvia Sierra de San Antonio is very drought tolerant once established but looks better with a little water. Salvia Sierra de San Antonio needs regular shearing to keep the dry calyxes off and has a relatively short life span of 3-5 years. The branches are quite brittle. I often lose portions of several plants when carrying them in the truck. But get it in the ground and treat right this Salvia puts out more color than almost any other plant on the block. Salvia Sierra de San Antonio prefers drip irrigation, as overhead water rots the crown. I have not had any cold damage, though Salvia Sierra de San Antonio is more likely to rot with cold damp weather.

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Salvia Sierra de San Antonio