Honey Melon Sage
Salvia elegans 'Honey Melon'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: elegans (ELL-eh-ganz) (Info)
Cultivar: Honey Melon
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Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Aromatic

Other details:

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

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Leeds, Alabama

Brea, California

Clayton, California

Palm Springs, California

Roseville, California

Ukiah, California

Hebron, Kentucky

Media, Pennsylvania

Madison, Wisconsin

Pewaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 25, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

I grew this for the first time and planted it in a container last Summer (it isn't hardy for me). It is beautiful and worth growing again! It bloomed earlier than the Pineapple Sage that it looks like and is a smaller plant.

Positive

On May 1, 2006, pineapplesage from Pewaukee, WI wrote:

This is an easy plant to grow and it smells great. Does not get as big as some sages. The humminbirds really liked it.

Neutral

On Oct 8, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Perennial evergreen herb with pineapple scent and brilliant red flowers. Snip leaves and use for seasoning, fragrance and/or teas.

Positive

On Aug 9, 2004, rm from Media, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Blooms earlier than the species. Attractive to hummingbirds.