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PlantFiles: Forsythia sage
Salvia madrensis 'Dunham'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: madrensis (ma-DREN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Dunham

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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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)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive suntique On Sep 15, 2012, suntique from Lexington, SC wrote:

According to Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery Inc.; "Salvia madrensis is particularly sensitive to cold & wet winters at the northern end of their hardiness range. Not cutting them back until spring greatly helps winter survival. When they are cut in fall, the stems have a tendency to fill with water and freeze during the winter."
We had a mild winter this year so many plants did better than usual, so did the insects. I'll try this in the future.


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

Savannah, Georgia
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Lexington, South Carolina
Liberty Hill, Texas
Victoria, Texas

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