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Salvia hispanica

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Price: $10.00
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Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
Common name
This is the non-scientific name used for a plant. A plant may have several common names, depending on the gardener's location. To further confuse the matter, a common name may be shared by several completely different plants. At Flowers by the Sea, we rely on the scientific name to identify our plants and avoid confusion.
Mexican Chia
USDA Zones
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average.
9 -11
Size (h/w/fh)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average.
48"+/24"+/48"+
Exposure
This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates.
Full sun
Soil type
This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage.
Well drained
Water needs
Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface.
Average
Pot size
This is the size of the pot your plant will arrive in.
3 1/2 inch deep pot
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Yes
Hummingbird plant? Yes
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(Mexican Chia)  The seeds are highly nutritious and were used by the ancient Aztec culture as a major food source. They are prized for being high in omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients.  Tall with rich blue flowers, this plant is still a staple for many of the indigenous peoples of Southern Mexico and Guatemala.

This annual Sage is easy to grow in warm soils with sunny conditions.  It does not reliably fruit in short season climate Zones, as it takes several months from the time if flowering - late spring through mid summer - for the seeds to ripen.  Some gardeners have had success by planting them in large, dark colored containers to insure warm soil.  We can't guarantee your plants will give you a crop, but it is fun to try and the plant is large and attractive in any case.

Ws deliver a pot with several seedlings.  Plant them as early as possible after the last frost date, without disturbing the roots of the clump and give them room to grow.  Full sun, ample water and plenty of food is what they like.

New for 2018.