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Pineapple sage 'Honey melon'  

Salvia elegans

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Honey melon is part of the Salvia genus and is a Pineapple sage variety. Its scientific name is Salvia elegans 'Honey melon'. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Cerise red. Honey melon grows as a Perennial and is a Herb. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Honey melon normally grows to a mature height of 90.0 cm (that's 2.93 feet imperial). Expect blooming to occur in mid summer.

Mexico is believed to be where Honey melon originates from.

Typically, Honey melon Pineapple sage is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Honey melon have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Honey melon

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Keep in mind when planting that Honey melon is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 8 - 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Honey melon requires a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 6.1 - 8.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Honey melon from seed

Try to ensure a gap of at least 0.47 inches (1.2 cm) when sowing to prevent overcrowding your seedlings.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Honey melon about 84 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Honey melon

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Honey melon is a tender plant.

Harvesting Honey melon

Other Names for Pineapple sage 'Honey melon'

Honeydew melon