Life cycle: Perennial Height: 1.5m Position: Sun / part shade Soil preference: Well drained
This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA
You will receive - 1 Salvia Limelight Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions
All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers
Botanical Name:Salvia mexicana 'Limelight'
Salvia Limelight is an herbaceous perennial with many tall, branching stems that are sent up from the base. It grows to 1.5 to 2m high by 1 m wide. The grey-green ovate or heart shaped leaves are textured and have a clear central vein. They have a blue hue with a felt like feel to the underside of the leaf. The large calyces are a bright lime green, set against the darker leaves and deep purple flowers from late spring to autumn. When mature, Salvia Limelight provides a stunning garden show, with the surprising lime green calyces contrasting against the beautiful blue flowers.
This salvia is a cultivar of Salvia mexicana and is native to the Queretaro Province of Mexico. It was introduced to the horticultural world in 1978 by Robert Ornduff, from the University of California Botanical Gardens in Berkeley.
Salvia Limelight is quite hardy, and does well with full sun or light shade. It prefers a moist, free draining soil and can tolerate short periods of dry soil once established. During the growing season it should be provided with moderate water. However, extra water may also cause the tall stems to become more fragile, so wind protection should also be a consideration. Pruning is appropriate in late spring, after flowering and as general maintenance to maintain good plant form.
It can be semi-deciduous in some areas, but is generally an evergreen plant with many base branches. It is a hardy plant, will tolerate light frost but may need protection in regions with heavy winter frosts. Generally speaking, it will do better all round in a more protected position and provides a good fence screen in the garden.
The salvia family has over 900 members with an extensive history as culinary, medicinal and ornamental plants. Ornamental salvias have become collectors items, as gardeners try to find a place in their garden for each and every one. There are salvias that will suit every type of soil and climate. More information on the Salvia genus and Common Sage (Salvia officinalis) may be found on our Common Sage page.
All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.
17 August 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.
Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.
Regular Post - $10.95 Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)
We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):
Monday and Tuesday (for all zones) Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.