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Care of the shrub Salvia vaseyi or Wand sage.

Care of the shrub Salvia vaseyi or Wand sage

The genus Salvia, family Lamiaceae, includes 1,000 species of shrubs and herbaceous plants native to Asia, Africa, the Mediterranean region, and Central and South America. Some species are: Salvia vaseyi, Salvia elegansSalvia fruticosaSalvia officinalis, Salvia splendens, Salvia scabra, Salvia nemorosa, Salvia namaensis, Salvia microphylla, Salvia mexicana, Salvia mellifera, Salvia leucantha, Salvia lanceolata, Salvia guaranitica, Salvia greggii, Salvia farinacea, Salvia disermas, Salvia canariensis, Salvia aurea, Salvia apiana, Salvia africana, Salvia leucophylla, Salvia sclarea.

Common names: Wand sage, Scallopleaf sage, Vasey's sage, Bristle sage. This species is native to California.

They are evergreen shrubs that reach 1 meter (3.28 feet) in width and 1.50 meters (4.9 feet) in height when they flower. The oval, wavy leaves are greyish-green. The white flowers appear on long stalks above the basal leaves. They bloom in spring.

They are used in rockeries, on dry and sunny slopes, in borders and borders and in pots for patios and terraces.

Salvia vaseyi needs full sun exposure and a warm, dry climate. They resist low intensity frosts.

They grow in any type of soil that has excellent drainage.

Water moderately, waiting for the substrate to be completely dry. In summer they go into rest and do not need watering. They are very drought resistant plants.

They do not need fertilizer.

Prune flower stems after flowering.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to excess moisture.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring and by cuttings.

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Salvia vaseyi
Salvia vaseyi
Salvia vaseyi