Early fall flowering Salvia for half shade or shade garden. Deer resistant, pollinator friendly, valuable for late blooming.
In our experience also heat, humidity, drought and black walnut tolerant.
Japanese Yellow Sage is very rare in nature, including in its native habitat, and is coveted for its ability to attract hummingbirds!
The fuzzy, arrow-shaped leaves are fragrant, ornamental and grow up to 6" long. Larger, yellow flowers that are also scented bloom from late summer through mid fall. This sage forms clumps, creeps with trailing stems, and may self-seed in ideal conditions; it is largely disease- and pest-free.
Excellent for cottage gardens, woodland gardens, naturalizing, mass plantings, borders, containers, as a ground cover, and as a cut flower. Does tolerate moderately long droughts, but prefers some moisture or deep watering from time to time (if the drought lasts too long).
Blooming Time: August - October
Size: up to 1.5-2' tall x 2-3' wide
USDA Zones: 5 to 9
Culture: part shade up to nearly full shade; fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
Moisture Needs: average, established plants tolerate droughts
Origin: Honshu Island, Japan
Deer/Rabbit Resistant: yes / yes
Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators: yes / yes
Attracts Hummingbirds: yes
Pot Size: square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot
Plant Combinations: combine with other shade loving perennials like Actaea (Cimicifuga), Asarum, Astilbe, Brunnera, Epimedium, Heuchera, Helleborus, Hosta, Iris cristata (and the Asian woodland Irises counterparts), Phlox divaricata, Primula, Polygonatum, spring ephemerals (Mertensia, Sanquinaria, Trillium, Uvularia) or grasses like Hakonechloa macra, Carex or Calamagrostis brachytricha.
Picture Copyright: 1 - Allen Centennial Garden 2 - Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz, Commons Wikipedia