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Salvia x 'Nuevo Leon'

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(Nuevo Leon Hybrid Sage) Imagine tiny, smooth, green leaves and deeper lavender-blue flowers than those of Salvia lycioides x greggii 'San Isidro'. With its midnight purple flowers, Nuevo Leon is a dramatic Salvia greggii hybrid.

Price: $11.50
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Common name
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Nuevo Leon Hybrid 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.
6 - 9
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
18"/18"+"/24"
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
  • Salvia x 'Nuevo Leon'
  • Salvia x 'Nuevo Leon'
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(Nuevo Leon Hybrid Sage) Imagine tiny, smooth, green leaves and deeper lavender-blue flowers than those of Salvia lycioides x greggii 'San Isidro'. With its midnight purple flowers, Nuevo Leon is a dramatic hybrid.

Similar to all members of the Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) group, this is a full sun plant that tolerates heat and drought. It also survives chilly weather, especially if mulched for winter and planted in well-drained soil.

Autumn Sage and its hybrids are native to Texas and North Mexico where they handle extremes from lack of rain to monsoons. Although ideal for dry gardens, Nuevo Leon and other Autumn Sages thrive with average watering based on local conditions.

This petite plant works well as ground cover in areas with warm winter climates. It's also pretty in containers, along sunny pathways and at front of border. Plant it and honeybees will reward you with lots of helpful pollination and happy buzzing.