This petite Jame Sage is cold hardy to USDA Zone 7. Use it as edging along a sunny walkway or in a mixed container planting. VIBE® Ignition Fuschia tends to spread and forms a lovely groundcover. Brand new for 2019, it is part of our series of Salvia x Jamensis hybrids called the Elk Rainbow Sages.™ It is a compact grower that make a perfect edging plant, and is striking in mass plantings.
Although heat tolerant and a sun lover, VIBE® Ignition Fuchsia thrives with a bit of partial shade during severe heat. It is also drought-tolerant yet appreciates average watering based on local conditions. Don't forget to give it well-drained soil.
Native to Mexico and the American Southwest, Jame Sages occur in areas where the closely related species of Autumn Sage ( Salvia greggii) and Mountain Sage (Salvia microphylla) meet, such as near the Village of Jame in Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains or in the test gardens of our Northern California farm. This parentage may include other species of sages as well, so these hybrids come in a broad range of sizes.
The foliage of Jame Sages can favor any of their parent plants. VIBE® Ignition Fuchsia has the glossy, veined leaves of a Mountain Sage. Its burgundy calyxes add to the plant's dramatic look.
This is an ideal plant for a native garden. Its size and regal color make it a good choice for an outdoor fairy garden. Wherever you plant it, you can expect happy honeybees and hummingbirds.
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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.