Sage 'Ember's Wish'

A beautiful hybrid of sage with bright tubular blossoms, of a light coral color, contrasting with the deep brown stems and mid-green foliage.
Common name : Sage 'Ember's Wish'
Scientific name : Salvia X 'Ember’s Wish'
Family : Lamiaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
This hybrid of sage has been obtained in Australia from another hybrid, Salvia x 'Wendy's Wish'. Growing about 80 cm high with a flared habit, Ember's Wish is a floriferous plant that requires little to no deadheading of blossoms. In areas with moderate temperatures - with mild winters, over -1 ° C - Ember's Wish grows well in full sun, but it will appreciate a bit of shade in hotter climates.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Harvestint

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Caracteristics

Exposition
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 9b
Height 80 - 150
pH 0

Identify my sage 'ember's wish'

Plant my sage 'ember's wish'

In open soil: Sages are planted in spring or autumn, in a light soil, draining, humus, fresh, and rich. Place them preferably in the sun or in semi-shade. If your soil is not rich enough, add some ripe compost. Plant every 80 cm. Cover with soil and tamp to remove air around the roots, then water. Potted: Planting in pot is essential if the winters are rough. Choose a large container - 15 liters or more. Lay a layer of gravel, then place potting soil or very ripe compost on top of it. Arrange your sage at the proper height, then finish filling the pot. Tamp well and water several times.

Water my sage 'ember's wish'

Water during the summer season, once a week in case of dry weather, in the morning if possible. Water also during first month after planting, twice a week.

Fertilize my sage 'ember's wish'

With a respectful approach to soil life, it's always better to fertilize a little in advance with organic material that will decompose; spread out a compost that isn't entirely decomposed, with well decomposed manure at the plant's base, and incorporate over 10 cm with a hoe. This operation is carried out in winter so that earthworms and bacteria have enough time to do their job.

Mulch my sage 'ember's wish'

Mulch the base of the sage, it will avoid you some watering and weeding in summer, and - even if they are rather hardy: it will protect the roots of cold in winter.

Prune my sage 'ember's wish'

Cut in winter, shortening branches that compromise symmetry.

Shelter my sage 'ember's wish'

Bring in your potted sage in the fall, in a greenhouse or a veranda, or any place sheltered from the frost.

Put outside my sage 'ember's wish'

Take out your potted sage in the spring.

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