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Tangerine Sage in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Salvia elegans 'Tangerine'

 

Tangerine Sage

There are many types of Salvia. They can be annual, biennial, or perennial herbs, and woody subshrubs. The leaves are sometimes toothed or pinnately divided. The flowering stems bear small bracts, and in some species the bracts are ornamental. Some Salvias have hairy leaves or stems or flowers, and these hairs sometimes give off an aroma when brushed as oil is secreted. The flowers of Salvia are usually tubular with two "lips" - the lower one larger than the upper one - and often fragrant. 'Tangerine Sage' is a native of the mountain regions of Central America, and thus prefers a warmer climate than we traditionally experience in the UK, 'Tangerine Sage' can be grown in cooler climates if given protection from cold and excessive wet in the winter. Once established in well-drained soil in a sunny site, 'Tangerine Sage' will produce bright red flowers in Summer. The leaves are small and oval shaped, and have an aroma of tangerine. The plant dies back after frost, but re-emerges next Spring

 
plant Features
  • Tangerine Sage likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Tangerine Sage likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Tangerine Sage is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Tangerine Sage likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Tangerine Sage

Latin name

Salvia elegans 'Tangerine'

type

Perennial

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tangerine Sage likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Tangerine Sage is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Tangerine Sage likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Tangerine Sage likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Tangerine Sage is 0.60meters x 0.60meters 0.60 M 0.60 M

Salvia elegans 'Tangerine'

There are many types of Salvia. They can be annual, biennial, or perennial herbs, and woody subshrubs. The leaves are sometimes toothed or pinnately divided. The flowering stems bear small bracts, and in some species the bracts are ornamental. Some Salvias have hairy leaves or stems or flowers, and these hairs sometimes give off an aroma when brushed as oil is secreted. The flowers of Salvia are usually tubular with two "lips" - the lower one larger than the upper one - and often fragrant. 'Tangerine Sage' is a native of the mountain regions of Central America, and thus prefers a warmer climate than we traditionally experience in the UK, 'Tangerine Sage' can be grown in cooler climates if given protection from cold and excessive wet in the winter. Once established in well-drained soil in a sunny site, 'Tangerine Sage' will produce bright red flowers in Summer. The leaves are small and oval shaped, and have an aroma of tangerine. The plant dies back after frost, but re-emerges next Spring


Planting young plants

From Late Autumn TO Late Winter

Pot grown plants can be planted out from late autumn to late winter. Plant in Beds or borders in any well drained garden soil preferably enriched with well rotted manure or compost. Choose a sunny position. Annual varieties can be planted after last frosts and the arrival of warm spring weather.

 

Propagation by division.

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

For perennial and shruby types, propagation is best done by division. Using a fork dig up plant, try to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the center with a sharp knife or a spade. Replant the plants to the same depth as the original and keep well watered until established.

 
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