» » ยป

Salvia Shreveport LA

Salvias are a large group of garden plants that includes annuals, biennials, perennials, and shrubs. The perennial salvias are mainstays of the midsummer garden border. Another common name is sage. Read on and find more information about this plant in Shreveport.

Commercial Power Equipment
(318) 425-0222
1520 W Dalzell St
Shreveport, LA

Data Provided by:
Ryans Nursery & Landscape
(318) 688-7290
8222 Mansfield Rd
Shreveport, LA
 
Manufacturers Outlet Inc
(318) 219-1777
6135 Fairfield Ave
Shreveport, LA
 
Giles Custom Landscaping
(318) 636-0407
9292 Linwood Ave
Shreveport, LA
 
Mclains Landscape Center Inc
(318) 688-1640
5776 Buncombe Rd
Shreveport, LA
 
Mrs Mcgregors Garden
(318) 221-8955
3240 Line Ave
Shreveport, LA
 
Cheek Garden Products Inc
(318) 869-2381
2035 Shadywood Ln
Shreveport, LA
 
Griffith Wholesale Plants
(318) 686-8778
9450 Forbing Rd
Shreveport, LA
 
Garrisons Greenwood Gardens
(318) 635-6296
6905 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport, LA
 
Grass Farms LLC
(318) 797-4743
12505 Ellerbe Rd
Shreveport, LA
 
Data Provided by:

Salvia

Salvias are a large group of garden plants that includes annuals, biennials, perennials, and shrubs. The perennial salvias are mainstays of the midsummer garden border. Another common name is sage.

About This Plant

A relative of the familiar kitchen sage, flowering salvias produce spikes of small, densely packed flowers atop aromatic foliage. These heat- and drought-tolerant beauties bloom from early to late summer in shades of blue, violet, red, pink, and white. Plants grow 18 inches to 5 feet tall, depending on the variety. Use care when choosing salvias, because not all plants are hardy in all regions.

Special Features

Easy care/low maintenance
Good for cut flowers
Attracts hummingbirds
Tolerates dry soil

Site Selection

Select a site with full sun and very well-drained soil.

Planting Instructions

Plant in spring, spacing plants 1 to 3 feet apart, depending on the variety. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the pot the plant is in. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.

Care

Apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds. Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Some types can be sheared back after flowering to induce a second flush of flowers in fall. After the first killing frost, cut stems back to an inch or two above soil line. Divide plants every 3 to 4 years as new growth begins in the spring, lifting plants and dividing them into clumps.

Click here to read more from Garden.org