Salvia leucantha grow and care – 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.
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
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