(Full Moon Hybrid Jame Sage) The luminescent, bicolor pastels of many Salvia x jamensis are difficult to capture in photos, but easy to appreciate when viewed up close. Full Moon is a compact, long-flowering Jame Sage that has pale, creamy yellow blossoms with a touch of rose that are cupped by dark green calyxes.
Jame Sages are hybrid crosses of the closely related Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) and Mountain Sage (Salvia microphylla). However, Jame Sage is often pastel unlike most Autumn and Mountain sages.
Native to Mexico and the American Southwest, Jame Sages occur in areas where these parent sages meet, such as near the Village of Jame in Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains or in a nursery. Full Moon is a hybrid from Central California's Suncrest Nursery.
Full Moon likes regular watering, but is drought resistant. It looks pretty in settings allowing close viewing, such as in patio containers or edging a pathway. Give it plenty of sun, but if you live in an area with extremely hot summers, choose a location offering some afternoon shade.
Honeybees and butterflies highly recommend it as do humans, but deer resist its charms. Limited availability.