How to grow Salvia lycioides

Salvia lycioides grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Salvia also known as Canyon Sage, Salvia lycioides perennial evergreen or as annual plant in cold climate, used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 8-11 (as perennial) 5-8 (as annual).

Leaves color green in ovate shape the leaves hairy.

Salvia lycioides flower

Flower color purple with white apron flower shape its dancer body with dress.

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How to grow Salvia lycioides – growing and care:

Well-drained soil

How to care:
Put fertilize once a year will be enough, 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 (care instruction bellow) / 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 need to take care what will be enough humidity better to do it in warm spring or in autumn in hardiness zone 10b-11 in half shade

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season?
Spring in hardiness zone 5-9 as annual, spring to summer in hardiness zone 9, spring or autumn in hardiness zone 10b, if the summer not too much hot possible in summer, all year in hardiness zone 11,

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium 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?

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:
Spring, summer, autumn

General information about the flower
Dancer flower the top is body with dress, color purple

Scientific name:

Salvia lycioides

How to grow Salvia lycioides

Salvia lycioides flowers

Salvia lycioides


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