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Jupiter's Sage
Salvia glutinosa

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: glutinosa (gloo-tin-OH-suh) (Info)
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Oak Park, California

Wilmington, Delaware

Barbourville, Kentucky

Interlaken, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 14, 2013, bz48 from Interlaken, NY wrote:

I've been growing this plant under sugar maples for many years (zone 5). I haven't watered it ever even in dry years. It does self sow. Transplanting larger plants doesn't always work so well.

Positive

On Jul 12, 2013, Siirenias from Oak Park, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I planted some S glutinosa in dry clay in front of my garden hose. It started very dry there, and stopped fussing in less than a month. It now grows strong and seems to be flowering all summer.

I use that hose more often now, so I'm not certain that it's growing dry. It might be growing alternating wet and dry clay, which would be quite a trick.

Positive

On Aug 4, 2004, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

This Salvia has surprised me because of the size of it's flowers. The flowers are about 1 inch and that makes this Salvia showy. The leaves also kept looking fresh and nice through our summer 's drought and heat in my sheltered southfacing garden. I 'm recently disappointed about the very tiny yellow flowers of S. roborowski that I've pulled out. It is flowering for the first time for me after sowing. I've planted the seedlings out in spring 2003.
I like it that it's flowering somewhat later in the season (august). As far I can judge it: it's a keeper in my garden.

Salvia glutinosa is also called Sticky Sage. The calyx of the flower is very sticky..