Planting Humminbird Sage in Prince Edward Island
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Joanie Brennan
Posted on: October 11, 2006

I am planning a hummingbird garden for next year and was wondering if I ordered the hummingbird salvia "Black and Blue" if it would bloom for me the first year. What would be the blooming period? I am assuming it would be like an annual in my zone of 6a. I live in Charlottetown, P.E.I. I was just wondering if it would be worth planting in my zone. I would like a bloom period of at least July-August. Any help would be great.

This sage is hardy to zone 7 and with really careful siting and winter protection it might even survive the winter. However I am not sure if your weather is not too rainy to have the plant do well out of doors. Sages love hot dry summers to do their best and flower well. I suggest you try one plant first to see how well it flowers. In our zone 4 greenhouses and in our planters in front of our greenhouses the plants do very well and give us bloom from July until late August. They of course do not survive the winter out-of-doors in zone 4. Use a fertilizer with a high last number to encourage lots of bloom.

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