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Salvia mexicana Bicolor Calyx, 8 seeds
One of the most beautiful and impressive of all Salvias, the Mexican Sage is among the best in the genus for fall through winter colors. Blooms with flowers that are dark purple, protruding from bicolor calyces (dark on top and green below). Bought simply as the species name of Salvia mexicana, the exact cultivar name of this is not known. Hardy from zone 7 onwards. 6 feet tall, 5 feet wide. Full sun to part shade, and any well-drained garden soils. Protect brittle branches from strong winds. Very fresh seeds, harvested 09/2016 & 11/2016.
Our website for actively-growing plants and cuttings (eclecticplants.ecrater.com) is now re-opened starting 6/2/2014. Cuttings of some Salvia species are available there.