Salvia Madrensis, “Red Neck Girl”
- USDA Zones 7-11.
- From west-central Mexico.
- Strong grower, building up to 58 feet tall and wide.
- Spreads by rhizomes to make a broad thicket (but stems are easily pulled out).
- Square stems are very thick to 2 inches on a side at base.
- Bright green, rough-textured leaves with an elongated heart shape reach 6 inches long at bottom of plant, become smaller toward top.
- Butter-yellow, 1 inches flowers on 1- to 2 feet stems; good for cutting.
- Blooms from fall until frost (through spring in the Tropical South).
- Top growth damaged by frost.
- Plant in light shade or afternoon shade in moist, well-drained soil.
- Propagate by division or cuttings.
- Cold-hardy selection ‘Dunham’, from the garden of Rachel Dunham in Cary, North Carolina, has survived 9F.
- Red Neck Girl has deep reddish purple stems.
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