Salvia regla, Jame Coahulia Mt
Exciting, orange tubular flowers, blooming in autumn. A tree like cultivar, upright right woody stems that gives it regla appearance. Regla means a standard or a model and has been planted on the Texas flyway for migrating birds. It has been become an important food source for hummingbirds making their migration to the tropics in September and October. Flowering begins late summer or early autumn and continues until frost.
Best planted on east facing wall or dappled shade, with good drainage and average garden soil. Prune lightly by removing flowering branched, occasionally, an entire stem from the base during it’s active growing period. Beware of heavy pruning during the dormant season, does not bloom well with winter pruning. Regla mountain sage doesn’t show any signs of life until late spring. Good companion plant with Forsythia.
Yearly Foliage: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 7-10
Light: Partial shade – East facing wall
Mature Growth: 6 feet high – 4-5 feet wide
Soil: Average, sandy loam, added lime helpful. Deep weekly during dry spells, drought tolerant once establish
Blooms: Late Summer into mid Winter
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees, Hummingbirds