S. lavanduloides looks like dying please help!
I got a healthy S. lavanduloides in 1 gallon pot last month (2/10/2007). I do not think frost hit this plant since I put it in the ground. Its leaves are turning brown from the tip and new growth from woody stem seems to be drying up as well. (I noticed leaves hit by frost do not turn brown from the tip; instead turn brown wherever frost forms.)
It has been getting plenty of spring rain and placed in full sun. This salvia is not listed in Betsy ClebschÂs "Book of Salvia" so I thought I should seek help here. Cabrillo CollegeÂs Salvia Chart says this plant is semi-deciduous but my other semi-deciduous salviaÂs leaves did not turn brown. I really like airy look of this salvia and I would appreciate your input.
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