Mexican Sage problem

Asked September 1, 2015, 11:11 AM EDT

My Mexican sage which is about 10 years old has suddenly developed a problem. Loads of yellow leaves and my once full plant is becoming very sparse. I did see a large bug, maybe a grass hopper on the plant and "relocated it". What do you think?

Ventura County California yellow leaves mexican sage herbaceous

1 Response

The plants in the photo do not look happy. However, the new growth looks good. Environmental conditions in the mid-Atlantic states are different than in your area. and this plant would be considered an annual in our area. We tend to think that the problem is cultural. Remove dead canes and provide adequate water even though this plant can tolerate drought conditions.
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