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•Status in Florida: Cultivated, non-native

•Size at Maturity: Forsythia Sage is a tall perennial herbaceous plant, reaching heights of about 4 to 6 feet tall with a spread of 2 to 3 feet wide.

•Phenology: Forsythia Sage produces tall spikes of bright yellow flowers that resemble the blooms of forsythia shrubs, hence its common name.

•Life Cycle: Perennial

•Bloom Season: Forsythia Sage typically blooms from late summer to fall, with peak bloom occurring in autumn.

•Deciduous, Dioecious, Evergreen: Deciduous

•Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

•Soil Texture: Well-drained, fertile soil; Forsythia Sage prefers soil with good drainage.

•Soil pH: Tolerant of a wide range, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0)

•Moisture Requirements: Moderate moisture; Forsythia Sage prefers evenly moist soil but can tolerate brief periods of drought once established.

•Tolerance to Salt Spray: Low tolerance

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Forsythia Sage is commonly used as an ornamental plant in garden borders, mixed plantings, and cottage gardens. Its tall spikes of yellow flowers add color and vertical interest to the landscape.

•Maintenance Tips: Forsythia Sage requires little maintenance once established. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continued blooming and prune back any dead or damaged growth as needed.

•Considerations: Forsythia Sage is valued for its bright yellow flowers and late-season bloom time, which adds color to the garden when many other plants are no longer flowering.

•Deer and/or Rabbit Resistance: Moderately resistant; deer and rabbits may occasionally browse on Forsythia Sage foliage, but it is not typically preferred by these animals.

•Edible: Forsythia Sage is not typically consumed by humans and is not considered edible.

•Medicinal Uses: Forsythia Sage is not widely recognized for medicinal uses.

•Toxicity to Pets: Forsythia Sage is generally considered non-toxic to pets, but ingestion may cause mild gastrointestinal upset.

Forsynthia Sage, yellow sage - Non-native Salvia madrensis

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