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Salvia stolonifera (Creeping Mexican sage)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salvia stolonifera

Other names

Creeping Mexican sage

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Species

S. stolonifera - S. stolonifera is a compact, creeping, stoloniferous, half-hardy, deciduous perennial or subshrub with ovate to heart-shaped, veined, scalloped, dark green leaves and slender, erect stems bearing tubular, two-lipped, softly hairy, orange flowers from midsummer into autumn.


Salvia stolonifera is: Deciduous

Habit

Creeping, Spreading

Flower

Orange in Summer; Orange in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flowers spikes.

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Salvia stolonifera (Creeping Mexican sage) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Rock, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in fertile, moist but well-drained or well-drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil in partial shade. Tolerates full sun. In cold areas, protect with a thick mulch or overwinter indoors. Alternatively, grow under glass in loam-based compost in bright, filtered light with protection from hot sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Salvia stolonifera

Other names

Creeping Mexican sage

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Species

S. stolonifera - S. stolonifera is a compact, creeping, stoloniferous, half-hardy, deciduous perennial or subshrub with ovate to heart-shaped, veined, scalloped, dark green leaves and slender, erect stems bearing tubular, two-lipped, softly hairy, orange flowers from midsummer into autumn.

Native to

Mexico

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Creeping, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Orange in Summer; Orange in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flowers spikes.

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salvia stolonifera (Creeping Mexican sage) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Rock, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in fertile, moist but well-drained or well-drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil in partial shade. Tolerates full sun. In cold areas, protect with a thick mulch or overwinter indoors. Alternatively, grow under glass in loam-based compost in bright, filtered light with protection from hot sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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