Hailing from the cool highlands of Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico, this vigorous sage volunteers hundreds of brilliant cardinal red, whorled blossoms in late Fall. Popularized by Edward Holway – an American mycologist and plant collector who traveled to Mexico in the early 1900s – this sage blooms all Winter long in warmer areas, gracing its lush and bushy mass with much appreciated color and nectar for hummingbirds. If you need to quickly cover a large area in your garden, this is the sage for you!
Water: Drought Tolerant
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: Grows 3 to 5' tall and can easily spread to 8 to 10 ' wide in one year. Its long floppy stems grow over and into other shrubs and trees.
Light: Full Sun to Shade
Soil: Well-draining, humus rich soils
Origin: Guatemala at elevations of 3,000–9,000' and at similar elevations in the Mexican state of Chiapas, where it frequently makes an understory in mixed pine and oak forests and thickets