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Jamé Sage (Salvia x jamensis)
Jamé Sage (Salvia x jamensis)

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Salvia x jamensis

Jamé Sage
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Evergreen, Shrubs


All sages have square stems and whorls of two-lipped flowers, either distinctly spaced along flower stalks or so tightly crowded that they look like one dense spike; some species have branched inflorescences. Flower colors range from white and yellow through salmon and pink to scarlet and pure red, from pale lavender to true blue and darkest purple. A few sages have fragrant blossoms. Many have aromatic foliage. Sages attract hummingbirds, bees, butterflies.

Salvia x jamensis

Plants sold under this name are hybrids involving S. greggii, S. microphylla, an unknown yellow- flowered species, and possibly other sages; they are found wild in Mexico. Habit varies from upright to horizontal, but plants are usually under 3 ft. tall, with fairly open branching; stems often root where they touch soil. Glossy green, oval to elliptical, toothed leaves 3/4–1 1/4 in. long. Stems 3–6 in. long bear 1– 3/4-in. flowers in many colors: violet, wine red, orange red, hot pink, coral, salmon, yellow, white, and bicolors. Best in moderate climates without extreme temperature swings. Drought tolerant but perform best with moderate water. Good houseplants for sunny spot.

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