Identification:Plant Similar to Salvia hispanica(Chia Pet)
Hi, I am new to botany and gardening and IÃ¢ÂÂm looking for a species or speciesÃ¢ÂÂ of plants that have similar features of the popular Chia Pet (Salvia hispanica):
- A relatively short germination time.
- Short plant height, about 2-3inches(not strictly speaking). Although I realized that Salvia hispanica grows much larger if planted.
- A thick ground cover like appearance.
However, unlike a Chia Pet I would like more longevity from the species compared to the 3-4 week life of a Chia Pet, ideally something that would stay small for a couple months. Would I be correct in assuming that, the smaller the species of plant, the longer the germination and slower growing?
I am in the process of planting Dichondra repens and Irish Moss (Sagina Subulata) as an experiment as they fit the type of look I would like to achieve.
As mentioned, IÃ¢ÂÂm new to this field and trying to narrow down possible choices from thousands of plant species globally which I have little knowledge of. I figured this would be a good place to start.
Any suggestions would be welcome; it could be any available plant species that fit characteristicÃ¢ÂÂs similar to a Chia Pet.
Thank you for your time.