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Salvia x 'Elk Creme Anglaise'
Salvia x 'Elk Creme Anglaise'
Salvia x 'Elk Creme Anglaise'

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Salvia x 'Elk Creme Anglaise'

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(Elk Crème Anglaise Jame Sage) Framed by minty green foliage, the blossoms of Salvia x ‘Elk Crème Anglaise’ transition from dreamy pale pink throats to white skirts. They look delectable.


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. Elk Creme Anglaise Jame Sage
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. 7 - 9
Size (h/w/fh) The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height. 24"/36"/30"
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 to partial shade
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. All will be well rooted & branched and ready to grow when planted. Our STANDARD pot is 3 1/2 inches across and 4 inches deep and have a volume of 1.0 pints or 473 ml. Standard
Container plant? "Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant. Yes
Hummingbird plant? Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers. Yes
Mature height The mature height of this plant in average conditions. 1 to 2 feet
Mature spread The mature width of this plant in average conditions. 2 to 3 feet
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Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
Best of Class
Best of Class
We believe this to be the best creamy butter yellow pastel Jame Sage.
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(Elk Crème Anglaise Jame Sage) Framed by minty green foliage, the blossoms of Salvia x 'Elk Crème Anglaise' transition from dreamy pale pink throats to white skirts. They look delectable.

Elk Crème Anglaise Jame Sage is one of our Rainbow Sages, which means it is a Salvia x jamensis hybrid developed in the plant breeding program at Flowers by the Sea Farm. Native to Mexico and the American Southwest Jame Sages occur where the closely related species of Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) and Mountain Sage (Salvia microphylla) meet, such as in our test gardens or Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains. Their parentage may include other types of sages as well, which creates a broad range of sizes.

For example, Elk Crème Anglaise has much larger flowers than most kinds of Jame Sage and is highly floriferous. It also grows wider than its height - an unusual trait for a Salvia x jamensis and one that increases its effectiveness as a groundcover in settings ranging from full sun to partial shade. Other ideal uses include container and border plantings. It can be grown as a perennial in areas where winters are mild and as an annual in chillier locations.

Additional characteristics that make Elk Crème Anglaise so appealing are the pleasant fragrance of its foliage as well as its heat tolerance, drought resistance, and long bloom time. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds all love it.

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A Rainbow of Quality

At Flowers by the Sea, we regularly develop new cultivars such as our hybrid series of Elk Rainbow Sages™, which are varieties of Jame Sage Hybrids (Salvia x jamensis) in a broad array of solids and bicolors ranging from pastels to brights. Attractive to hummingbirds and honeybees, they are lovely yet tough crosses that include Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) and Mountain Sage (Salvia microphylla). The word Elk in the scientific and common names of the Elk Rainbow choices indicates that you are getting a sturdy, colorful, reliable repeat performer.