Hinton Ampner Garden

Salvia darcyi

Mexican or Galeana Red Sage

Location:

The Sunken Garden

Description:

A hardy herbaceous perennial native to a very small area of the high Mexican Sierra Madre. Discovered in the wild in 1988, it has 4 cm (1.5") bright coral red flowers on inflorescences up to 60cm (2'), above deltoid (triangular) pastel green leaves that are very sticky. Growing to 1m (3' - 4') it has stoloniferous (tuberous) roots that spread over time.

Site and Care:

Provide moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Can benefit from staking early in its growth and appreciates mulching in spring. Propagate by seed, division in the spring or cuttings in summer.