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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
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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.

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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."

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