Welcome to my website about growing ornamental plants organically. Few gardens work well without flowering plants, and in an organic garden where insect activity is encouraged, they are vital. My flowering plants bring pleasure by filling the air with wonderful fragrances and stimulate the senses with their beauty............................................John Ashworth 26th December 2015.
Growing Mexican Sage
Binomial Name: Salvia Mexicana.
Garden bed type: Drip line irrigated.
Recommended soil pH: 5.5 - 6.5.
Plant Spacings (centres): 1000mm.
Climate: Warm Temperate.
Geography: Southern Hemisphere.
Salvias are related to Sage and share its tolerance of hot dry climates, even drought.
Our Mexican Salvias grow very rapidly and flower profusely in Autumn.
In winter all the canes need to be cut back to the ground to make way for the next year's growth.
They are easily propagated by cuttings, and my three plants originated from a cutting taken in my daughter's garden a few years ago. Each year I take cuttings from my own plants and replace any that have grown too big.
Minimise soil disturbances to maintain a natural soil structure.
Feed the Soil.
In September, remove old mulch, fallen leaves and other decaying organic material. Dispose of them in the compost heap.