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Eranthemum Genus

Blue sage

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

Eranthemum genus (Blue sage). This genus consists of perennials and evergreen shrubs and subshrubs which are native to tropical Asia. They are grown for their foliage and pretty clusters of pink or blue tubular petalled flowers. They will bear simple opposite smooth-edged leaves on the branches, also producing small, pod-like capsule fruit.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

Tropical Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

In spring or after flowering remove at least half of each spent flowering stem to encourage a bushier habit.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in late spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly may be a nuisance.

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