(Campanula Leaf Sage) The deep yellow flowers of Campanulata Leaf Sages are scarce among Salvias. Salvia campanulata CC#7706 is a sunny Himalayan beauty.
|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.
|Campanula Leaf 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.
|5 - 9
|Size (h/w/fh) The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
|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.
|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 & rich
|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.
|Container plant? "Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
|Mature height The mature height of this plant in average conditions.
|2 to 3 feet
|Mature spread The mature width of this plant in average conditions.
|2 to 3 feet
(Campanula Leaf Sage) The deep yellow flowers of Campanula Leaf Sages are scarce among Salvias. Salvia campanulata 'CC#7706' is a sunny Himalayan beauty.
The foliage is sticky and hairy. It has tough basal clumps of large, ovate to heart-shaped leaves.
The "CC" in this sage's scientific name denotes British plant explorer Chris Chadwell, a Himalayan specialist who collected the seed for this plant and one of our other varieties of Campanula Leaf Sage. FBTS is one of many investors that help fund his seed-collecting expeditions.
Chadwell gathered the seed of variety 7706 in an open setting within the Manaslu Range of Nepal at an elevation of about 10,827 feet. Mount Manaslu is the eighth tallest peak in the world and rises up to about 26,782 feet.
The epicenter of Nepal's devastating April 2015 earthquake was located in the Manaslu region.
Given the location where Chadwell found variety 7706, it's possible that it may prove more sun loving than other S. campanulata FBTS grows. However, we can't yet specify its exact qualities. By ordering this variety, you plant adventure in your garden. We'd love to receive feedback and photos.
In general, Campanula Leaf Sages thrive in shade and tolerate heat, cold and damp roots. So we recommend this sturdy herbaceous perennial for shady borders and woodland-style gardens. It's unlikely that deer will munch it. You may find that it attracts bees.
Don't wait long to order. This is a difficult plant to start from seed, so our quantities are limited.