Salvia microphylla 'Wild Watermelon'
Wild Watermelon Salvia
$6.95 / 3-inch pot
$108 / 128-plant plug tray
While there are over 800 different kinds of Salvia, most are strictly ornamental which is interesting since most of us are more familiar with cooking sage.
According to Judith Sumner, in her book, Natural History of Medicinal Plants, Sage releases methyl jasmonate when crushed. This can stimulate tomatoes nearby to produce proteianase inhibitors which make grazing insects stop. And, apparently Sage is not the only plant to offer this wisdom. Ms. Sumner tells us of many plants that react to their environments in equally astounding ways.
Our feature article on Salvias covers just about everything you would ever want to know about this hugely diverse group of plants. Ornamental Salvias and Culinary Sages are waiting for you to explore. Great photos too! What a gorgeous group of plants!
Many of our Salvias are often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see which Salvia Plug Trays are available.