Hello - 2 weeks ago, I planted Salvia Hot Lips (5 gallon) and Salvia Greggi (Furmans Red and a Hot Pink color, I don't know the exact name - both colors in 1 gallon sizes)
They are planted in full sun, at the base of a small slope. The soil is well draining. When they were planted, my gardener dug a hole, put in the salvia, and the filled the hole up with organic material.
Immediately after planting we had a heat wave (90 degrees +) for over a week.
My gardener says that even though salvia are drought tolerant, they need a lot of water to first get established, and only to cut back after that. And since we had the heat wave, they need even more water. His solution was to increase the watering times, which he did on Thursday (Salvia was 10 days planted at that point)
The Hot Lips seem to be doing OK. But the Greggi are getting really leggy and looking unhappy. Is this due to over watering?
I wonder if the hot lips are ok because they are 5 gallon and are taking longer to show signs of unhappiness from overwatering?
Any insight or suggestions would be appreciated.