Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for November 16th - November 22nd, 2004
'Limelight' Mexican sage, Salvia mexicana 'Limelight'.
It is a selection that features gray green leaves with lighter veins; the
calyces are chartreuse and highlight the dark royal blue flowers. Given full
sun and warm temperatures, Mexican sage is one of the fastest growing of the
salvias. It reaches four feet in height and is one of the last of the salvias
to bloom in the autumn when many other salvias are beginning to look a bit
worn. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 8 through 10
it is often grown as an annual in colder climates where early frost is not
a factor. You can
see 'Limelight' Mexican sage in the National Herb Garden.