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Graham sage: superb flowering sage


Graham sage is a pretty shrubby plant that blooms beautifully from spring to fall.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Salvia microphylla or grahamii
Family : Lamiaceae
Type : Perennial

Height
: 60 to 100 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Lightweight, well drained

Flowering
: April to October

Pink or carmine red flowers make Graham sage a pretty ornamental plant.

Graham sage plantation

Planting the sage of Graham is done indifferently in spring or fall for subjects purchased in pots or containers.

  • Graham's sage needs a lot of sunlight to bloom.
  • She likes them well-drained soils, ordinary or fairly rich.

Multiplication of Graham's sage:

Graham's sage is cutting in late summer on sown-hardwood or by layering spring or fall.

In seedlings, sow Graham sage in March under shelter.

  • In any case, choose a sunny spot

Caring for Graham's sage

Graham sage tolerates sun and rainless spells well but will never look better in the summer than if watered regularly.

  • Regular watering in summer helps keep the leaves green and flowering.

For the Graham sage pot culture, do not wait until the soil is completely dry before watering, but without excess.

In spring, we feed:

Fertilizer for flowering shrub granules helps to promote flowering.

  • A small handful of granules at the base of the sage, slightly buried, should suffice for the year.

In summer, water if necessary:

If you feel that your Graham Sage is thinning out or stopping blooming, don't hesitate to water in the evening or in the morning, without excess.

In the fall, we prepare for winter:

Prepare your Graham sage for the onset of winter by putting a good mulch at the base to protect it from the cold.

Graham sage pruning

Graham's sage requires relatively little care and can flower for years when properly established. Here are the few treatments that can help you improve flowering over the long term.

At the end of winter, a little bit of the shears:

Proper pruning at the end of the winter helps to restore vigor, reshape and promote flowering of Graham sage.

  • Do not hesitate to cut it short, it will only be more beautiful.

All you need to know about Graham's sage

Grahamii sage is a shrub sage among the most floriferous and the most decorative.

Unlike others sage, like the officinal sage, it is inedible.

It is found in the wild in southern United States or Central America and particularly in Mexico and Arizona.

It takes its name ‘Microphylla’ from the Greek which means "Small leaves", leaves which also have a delicious smell when crumpled.

Finally, note that Graham's sage is one of the most rustic sage with a hardiness and a frost resistance up to -15 °.

Smart tip about graham sage

Graham sage is ideal for making low, flowering hedges.

Video: Salvia officinalis Kitchen Sage, Garden Sage (October 2020).