Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' (Mexican Sage)
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Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' (Mexican Sage)

Mexican sage 'Limelight'


Prized for its unusual color combination, Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' (Mexican Sage) is a semi-evergreen, half-hardy, bushy perennial or shrub with oval to heart-shaped, glossy bright green leaves. Blooming in fall until frost, when most flowers have finished for the season, whorls of deep blue flowers with chartreuse calyces open on long flowering spikes, 12 in. (30 cm). Their electric color combination attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. In frost free climates, this Mexican sage can bloom up until spring. It makes an attractive plant for the back of the border, adding mellow color to the fall garden. It will die back if exposed to frost.

  • Grows up to 5-8 ft. tall (150-240 cm) and 4-6 ft. wide (120-180 cm).
  • Thrives in partial shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Protect from excessive winter wet.
  • Great for beds and borders, banks and slopes, city gardens, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, Mediterranean gardens and containers.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for slugs. Deer resistant.
  • Cut back after flowering.
  • Propagate by stem cuttings.
  • Salvia mexicana is native to Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Climate Zones 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Salvia - Sages
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 5' – 8' (150cm – 240cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Climate Zones 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Salvia - Sages
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 5' – 8' (150cm – 240cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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