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A very large and robust salvia that can get as much as 10 ft (3.1 m) tall with a spread of 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m). In frost prone areas it usually gets only 3-5 ft (0.9-1.5 m) tall. The square stems are very distinctive, with well developed ridges on the corners, and they can be more than 1 in (2.5 cm) across. Forsythia sage grows in a spreading clump. It has large, bright green, heart shaped, rather rough leaves. The leaves and the spreading branches are produced in pairs, originating on opposite sides of the stem. The flowers are canary yellow and borne in 12 in (30.5 cm) spikes from early fall until first frost.
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