Salvia chamaedryoides grow and care – shrub of the genus Salvia also known as Germander sage, Salvia chamaedryoides perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant and drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10 and possible in the right care in hardiness zone 11.
Leaves color green to grey the leaves shape elliptic.
How to grow Salvia chamaedryoides – growing requirements and care:
How to care: Winter care require over that plant in the base possible with wood chip or dead leaves
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction- possible by bending a branch over and covering it with soil, or by cutting, the cutting possible to put in water and switch the water every few days or put the stem in soil better peat soil and better with root growth hormone, in both cutting methods better to do it in warm spring or in autumn in hardiness zone 10b-11 in half shade
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but it’s easy to start from cutting and because the color of the flower is always the same to start from seeds it’s not an issue
Difficulties or problems when growing: Agressive
Planting season: Spring to summer in hardiness zone 7-9, spring or autumn in hardiness zone 10b, all year in hardiness zone 11, if the summer not too much hot possible in summer.
Pests and diseases: Aphids, spider mites
Pruning season: Summer / Winter
How to prune: Just for design and dead leaves and stems
Size of the plant: 0.3-1 m, 12-40 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water to average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun, possible to
Is it possible to grow indoors as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter / flower pot / containers: Yes, when grow in container, size 10-20L (2.6-5.2 gallons), require small to average amount of water with well-drained soil and the water go out of the pot, better not to use bottom of pot, every few years to switch soil can be all or just part of the soil, soil need to be well ventilated and make enough hole in the containers with good drainage, can us in potting mix or peat soil with perlite or vermiculite.
Bloom season: Spring to autumn, mostly in the summer to autumn
General information about the flower: Blue flowers grow in inflorescence in the end of the stem