Salvia madrensis, Forsythia
Soft color of butter yellow, with rough textured, heart shaped spinach like green leaves, with square green stems. Blooms in late summer, early autumn until first frost. Likes sandy loam soil with weekly deep watering and top dress with lime. Within a few years plant will multiply by spreading root stock and may be divided easily.
A butterfly and hummingbird magnet!
Yearly Foliage: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 8-10
Light: Full Sun, Partial shade (best with morning sun & afternoon shade)
Mature Growth: 6 feet high – 6 feet wide
Soil: Average, sandy loam, added lime helpful. Average watering, deep weekly during dry spells, drought tolerant once established.
Blooms: Late Summer into Fall
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees, Hummingbirds