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Hummingbird Sage/Pitcher Sage/Salvia Spathacea

Posted by geatjobnicecool NJ/North East Coasta (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 14, 10 at 0:58

I've never grown sage before. I've read that they like shade, but I also read that this particular species grows close to the Pacific.

Does anyone know if it would be possible to raise Salvia spathacea successfully near in my region? I'm located in Northern Jersey not too far from the coast.

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RE: Hummingbird Sage/Pitcher Sage/Salvia Spathacea

  • Posted by lee1 z7 Long Island (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 3, 10 at 15:53

Salvia spathacea (Hummingbird Sage) is a perennial in Zones 9-11. New Jersey is Zone 7 so that type of sage would only act as an annual for you. You could substitute with Salvia 'Maynight' or Nepeta which attract butterflies and bloom all summer long. Each plant requires full sun but nepeta will tolerate filtered shade. There is also a new dwarf butterfly bush out which only grows to 2-3 feet which you may be interested in.

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