Also known as:
- Misplaced Sage
average, well-drained, gritty
hummingbirds, deer resistant
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Description by: Xera Plants
ServicesRetail Nursery Wholesale Nursery
An excellent annual Salvia with brilliant crimson/orange spikes of flowers for a long period and black stems and black shaded leaves. Perfect for an annual container or planted in the ground as a brilliant summer show. To 2' tall and as wide in a season. Remove spent flowers to encourage more. Full sun and rich well drained soil with average water needs. It may over winter in mild years (above 20 degrees F) with good drainage. The brilliant flowers are wonderful against the dark stems and leaves. Exceptional.
Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc
Raleigh, North Carolina
ServicesMail Order Nursery
Salvia disjuncta is a little-known sage, first distributed in 1993 by California's Strybing Arboretum, having collected it from the southern Mexican mountains in the late 1980s. The mahogany-brown stems stretch to 6' tall and are covered in tiny white hairs...as are the folks who originally collected the salvia. The stalks are adorned with fragrant, fuzzy, heart-shaped leaves and topped, starting in late October, with intense, tubular, carmine-red flowers. In mild climates, flowering continues through the winter or until a hard freeze. Our plants have survived 6 degrees F unmulched, a far cry from the cold tolerances reported from California growers.