Brilliant Salvia, or ornamental sage
Salvia brilliant, or call it another shiny, ranked among perennial ornamental sages.
In Europe this plant was brought from Brazil, and since 1822 it began to be cultivated as an ornamental annual.
Sage finds mention in Pliny, from this conclusion that the plant was used in the Roman Empire, and it is possible that the spread in Europe of Salvia brilliant, we owe it to the Romans.
An astonishing number of about 900 species includes the genus of sage, which belongs to the family yasnotkovyh.
It can be found in almost all regions of the world with tropical and temperate climates, with the exception of Australia.
In America alone in natural conditions there are about 500 species of sage.
Translated from Latin, the name Salvia means to protect, to save. The Russian language is a sage is called a medicinal plant and spice, and Salvia refers to the decorative kind.
Their magically bright colors bright red with two red bracts and leaves nasty, Salvia is a particular love of gardeners.
Genetics is not in place and in floriculture. To date, the traditional red varieties of Salvia have been derived varieties of hybrid species with inflorescences purple, orange, pink, salmon and even white in color and plant height from 20 to 70 cm.
This event, of course, can not fail to please fans of these colors. After all, they only give the garden an additional charm.
For planting Salvia brilliant use of borders, mixed borders and ridges. Basically the sage is planted in large areas of flower beds to fill them.
The variety of sage, which flowers blue or violet color is perfectly combined with yarrow targowy and yellow rudbeckia.
Its widely found as perennial sages: on a rocky hill grows well resistant to drought silver sage with white flowers and nutmeg which has blue flowers will look good at the curb and back.
Salvia brilliant, very heat-loving plant and its development is slow. Therefore, for a long and early flowering from June until frost, it is considered better to plant seedlings.
Seeding should be carried out from mid-February to March. To Sal good scrub, young plants pinch out the tip.
Sage decorative or medicinal not only possible but also need to have in every garden.