How do you care for a salvia Chiapensis?
Salvia chiapensis has glossy green leaves, grows to about 3′ x 3′ & blooms in Fall through Winter. Found growing at an elevation of 7,000-9,500′ in moist habitats. It’s not exactly drought tolerant like most salvias, but does best with regular water. Cut back hard in spring for fresh growth.
How do you prune a salvia Chiapensis?
As it flowers year round, it can be kept in good shape by the occasional removal of a couple of stems, or else can be cut back hard in late winter when most other salvias are pruned. It also benefits from deadheading of spent spires.
Do hummingbirds like Chiapas sage?
In hot summer climates plan to give Chiapas Sage midday and afternoon shade and it can tolerate light shade and will be sure to brighten up these areas. The nectar rich flowers are a treat for hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators.
How do you take care of a hot lip plant?
Thrives in full sun, in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Best flower production in full sun but can tolerate light partial shade. Drought tolerant once established. Low maintenance, this Salvia is perfect for beds and borders, and well suited to coastal gardens, cottage gardens or containers.
How do you prune a Wendy’s wish?
No pruning required, but removing faded flower stems will prolong flowering.
Do Salvias need pruning?
Hardy perennial salvias can be cut back hard in spring or autumn. Shrubby types should be lightly pruned in spring – prune these in autumn and new growth will form that can be hit by frost. If you’re not sure what salvia you are growing then leave pruning until spring. This will offer them some protection over winter.
How do you take care of Salvias in the winter?
Winter wetness is often the reason why marginally hardy plants don’t survive the winter. Trim the plants back substantially to 4-8” tall—they do not need their foliage during the winter and will regrow in spring. Once the ground is frozen, apply a thick layer of winter mulch around the plant’s roots.
Is Wendy’s wish Salvia perennial?
Noted for its long blooming season and citrus scent, Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’ (Sage) is a clump-forming perennial featuring showy spikes of large, loose clusters of magenta pink flowers, emerging from papery, dusty pink bracts.