How to grow Salvia leucantha

Salvia leucantha growing shrub of the genus Salvia also known as Mexican bush sage, Salvia leucantha perennial evergreen plant, possible to grow it as annual andused as ornamental plant that attract pollinators, fragrant and drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 8b+ and with the right overwinter care in hardiness zone 8a.

Leaves fragrant in color green-gray leaf can be ovate to elliptic shape.

Salvia leucantha flower

Flower color purple or white in a dancer shape, the flowers grows in inflorescence on stems.

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How to grow Salvia leucantha – growing and care:

More than 5C, well-drained soil, organic matter

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 / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but as annual must start by cutting, the season too short for the plant to grow from seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive

Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids

When is the best time to prune a Salvia leucantha shrub?
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

What is the size of a Salvia leucantha shrub?
1-2 m 3-6 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor 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 and add rich soil with organic matter

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn / Winter

General information about the flower
Dancer shape flowers color purple or white, the flowers grows in inflorescence on stems.

How to grow Salvia leucantha from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Better to sow it in temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) possible in 15-29C (59-84F) but will take more time to germinate and less seeds will germinate

Saving and care seeds until sowing:
Dry and dark location better in root temperature or refrigerator

Sowing season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone lower than 10a (include) but better in spring, autumn to winter in hardiness zone 10b+ spring, autumn or winter, and better not to sow it in hot summer days

How to plant:
Plant in sunny location until 25C (77F), temperature that will be above in half shade

Planting spacing:
30*40cm (12*16 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
3-6mm (0.2-0.4 inch)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, humidity, sunny location

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water, don’t let the soil dry and keep the soil moist

Germination time:
2-3 weeks in optimal condition but can take 5 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, sunny location but if it’s in the summer need to increase the amount of water

Scientific name:

Salvia leucantha

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