PlantsSalvias→Buchanan's Sage (Salvia buchananii)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Buchanan's Sage
Give a thumbs up Purple Autumn Sage
Give a thumbs up Velvet Slippers
Give a thumbs up Salvia

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Flowers: Showy
Other: Fuzzy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Magenta; Fuchsia
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Zone 9b.

Buchanan's Sage (Salvia buchananii) was a featured
Plant of the Day for December 25, 2015.

Photo gallery:
Courtesy Robin's Salvias
By vic
Give a thumbs up
Courtesy Robin's Salvias
By vic
Give a thumbs up
Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
By Joy
Give a thumbs up

Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 27, 2013 9:52 PM

"Salvia buchananii (Buchanan's sage) is a herbaceous perennial shrub that isn't currently known in the wild, but is presumed to be from Mexico. Seed from a garden plant in Mexico City was taken to England around 1960, where it was grown by Sir Charles Buchanan. It is sometimes called Buchanan's fuchsia sage. It grows 1-2 feet tall and 1 foot wide, with glossy green leaves widely spaced along the stem. The flowers are a rich magenta, about 2 inches long, which rarely set seed."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Salvia of the Day: Buchanan's Sage (Salvia buchananii) by Marilyn Dec 25, 2015 11:21 PM 3
Salvias of the Day: Ember's Wish by Marilyn Sep 25, 2015 6:01 PM 0
Daily gardening thread for everyone by keithp2012 Sep 25, 2021 3:59 PM 24,059
My Mail Order Plants For 2013 by Marilyn Apr 4, 2013 12:13 AM 43
Mail Order Places To Buy Salvias by Marilyn Mar 19, 2013 10:24 PM 32
Talking Salvias by Marilyn Nov 11, 2013 9:54 PM 250
2013 - Where Are You Ordering From? by Marilyn Jul 10, 2013 3:08 AM 51

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Salvias Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Salvias (Salvia)

« Visit the Agastache and Salvias forum

« The Salvias Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "bleeding heart"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.