Forsythia Sage

My Forsythia Sage has had a hard life. I brought it with me when we moved 20 years ago. I stuck it in a temporary bed while the landscaping was being finished and it has been there ever since. Unfortunately, it is not a great place and is probably too shady. The sage survived, but it is slowly moving south to get more sunlight. The Forsythia Sage must have hit a sweet spot this year and it finally bloomed.

15 Comments on “Forsythia Sage”

  1. Tina says:

    Wow–you’ve had it for so long! I’m glad it’s finally bloomed for you. My sage is funny: it does well in its one spot, but I’ve moved stalks with roots to other, similarly lit areas and they didn’t do well at all. Where it is, it’s quite happy, but it’s very picky about it’s situation. It is a nice bit of yellow for late fall, though, isn’t it?

    • I’ve been afraid to move it, so it is doing it itself. Yes, it is a great color for the season. I bought the plant for my Texan husband, as he loved forsythia when he finally got to see the real shrub up north.

  2. Persistence pays off again. Pretty plant.

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Rewards come to those who wait. 🙂
    I recently saw a photo of this sage as part of Longwood Gardens autumn display, a whole hedge of it! It was breaktaking. Previously, I didn’t know there was a yellow sage. At first, I thought it was Mahonia.

  4. shoreacres says:

    Funny that Tina’s was the first I’d ever seen, and now here it is again. I do love the color, but I’ve come to terms with the fact that I just don’t have enough sunilght for most of the plants that I’d most like to try.

  5. New to me, amazing the number of Salvias, that is a pretty one.

  6. Sheryl says:

    It’s fascinating how plants move over time to better micro-climates.

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