Wendy’s wish sage growing shrub of the genus Salvia also known as Salvia Wendy’s Wish, Wendy’s wish sage perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant and it’s attract pollinators, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ as perianal 5-10a as annual.
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? No, but easier start by cutting
Difficulties or problems when growing: ?
Planting season: Spring in hardiness zone 5-10a as annual, spring to summer in hardiness zone 10b, spring or autumn in hardiness zone 11, if the summer not too much hot possible in summer, all year in hardiness zone 11.
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Just for design
Size of the plant: 50-90cm, 20-36 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big 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 /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season? Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower: Tubular shape flower color can be: purple, pink, magenta
How to grow Wendy’s wish sage 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