bicolor sage won't bloom
i planted 2 small bicolor sage plants last spring (early) in a spot where i have dug very deep & loosened the soil, added some aged turkey manure fertilizer (not too much), and added tons of mulch on top. it was a rough summer, and the plants would wilt within 24 hours no matter how much i watered... so they got well-soaked every morning. they survived and are speading and thriving, EXCEPT for the fact that, there are no flowers, and there haven't been since i planted them. i LOVE these blooms, the blue is so intense- even though they are tiny. but they faded after a week or 2 & haven't come back (which is the way it goes for pretty much ALL the flowering plants i've put in the ground!)
what am i doing wrong? these aren't really native to central TX, but apparently have been adapted & are considered a "texas star" plant... do these usually take a year or more to get established before they bloom again? or, i keep wondering if there's some key ingredient missing in the soil that's preventing them from blooming. i thought all you had to add to native soil was good fertilizer. i am tempted to take them out & give them away to someone else who might have better luck with them, & put something in there that might do better... or should i just be patient?