that's a cute little salvia; does it need much water during summer?
Here's another South African - Salvia muirii
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
Salvia nutans, grown from seed last year, bloomed this July... not one for the rock garden (at over 3' tall) but very nice:
Salvia kuznetzovii - another tall one, not for the rock garden - bloomed in its first season from seed, late this summer. (Funny, last time I looked this name up at The Catalogue of LIfe a couple of months ago, it said it was properly referred to as Salvia pratensis var. caucasica. Now it says Salvia kuznetzovii is the accepted name. Wow, one needs a constant feed to these taxonomic sites to keep up - the names change faster than prices on the stock exchange!)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Hi Fermi, S. glechomifolia needs a bit of water if it is in a sunny spot. In Sydney it does better in high shade, where it is survives on no more water than muirii. Regards, Kerry
Lepechinia salviae is sometimes sold as a salvia and behaves like one in this newly renovated bed. We got this plant in September and it's over 3 foot tall tall and just coming into flower,
Nice plant, Fermi. I had not even heard of the genus!
Robert in California tells me that there are local species of Lepechinia,
I'll be on the outlook for some from his area as they should do well here!
In the middle pic of the Lepechinia above you can see a Salvia leucantha keeping pace with it, so definitely not one for the rock garden.
It's the selection known as 'Velour White' and it's now starting to flower
We hope to get this one to survive our winter frosts; earlier attempts with the type species were not successful despite not having severe frosts!