(Pink Pearl Jame Sage) Luminescent pink blossoms set against dark stems and calyxes give Salvia x jamensis 'Pink Pearl' an ethereal beauty. Long, lax branches make it an ideal choice for hanging baskets or tall containers.
Jame Sages (S. x jamensis spp.) are hybrid members of the Autumn Sage (S. greggii) and Mountain Sage (S. microphylla) group of closely related Salvias. However, unlike their parent species, Jame Sages often are pastel.Â
Native to Mexico and the American Southwest, these hybrids occur in areas where Autumn Sage and Mountain Sage meet, such as near the Jame Valley in the cloudy mountain ridges of northeastern Mexico's state of Coahuilla or at private nurseries and universities involved in botanical research.
Every year, many new Jame Sages enter commercial horticulture. We grow as many as we can, looking for exceptional varieties, but only a few make the cut. Annie's Annuals & Perennials, a Northern California nursery, developed Pink Pearl Jame Sage.
Pink Pearl is fragrant, long blooming and vigorous. It tolerates heat and drought similar to other members of the Autumn/Mountain Sage group.
Honeybees love this wide-spreading perennial, but deer avoid it. Jame Sages grow well in full sun to partial shade. Planted in mass, this one is an excellent groundcover.