Habit of S. coahuilensis

hybridsageMarch 13, 2010

My Salvia x "Neuvo Leon" has new growth coming from rhizomes. Does coahuilensis do this also? The other

forms of coahuilensis I have had don't. Typical habit is more like greggii (woody and solitary) but has the form of Prostrate Rosemary.Flowers are small and lavender in color.


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That is how I remember it Art - like greggii. It was one of the first of the woody sages that turn up for sale around here and it wasn't particularly hardy lasting through just one mild winter. So Nuevo Leon is acting like microphylla La Trinidad Pink. Is it more like microphylla than greggii?

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 8:33AM
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wcgypsy(10 / Sunset 23)

My coahuilensis show no sign of being rhizomatous..wish they were. I lost Nuevo Leon early on and will replace it if I come across another. I have not experienced my La Trinidad Pink spreading, but will take a closer look today. I have one large one in the ground and it's time to cut it back, so I'll see if I've been lucky enough to have rhizomes. I'm happy to have found seedlings and they're closest to the La Trinidad, so I'm looking forward to seeing what will happen with them....love seedlings and surprises.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 11:26AM
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Well being S. x "Neovo Leon" is from hybrid origins it
must have picked up some other "Habits" along the way.
I will need to see the form that Rich collected "Los Lirios" (Lyciodes x greggii) for comparasion.The s Microphylla "La Trinadad" is also rhizomatous as well
as "Cerro Postasi". I have had one form of microphylla
"San Luis Potasi" root from branches that touched the ground.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2010 at 5:38PM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

La Trinidad is the most consistently soboliferous/stoloniferous form of microphylla, x jamensis, or greggii.

The lycioices x greggii/muelleri/coahuilensis sages are usually short and spreading, as opposed to the very erect greggiis `Big Pink' and `Pink Preference'. The lycioides x greggii forms like `San Isidro' also tend to be soboliferous.

None of these show signs of forming food storage organs like rhizomes or tubers.

BTW, it is the folks at Yucca-Do that collected Los Lirios and San Isidro.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2010 at 2:35PM
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