Salvia (Salvia dumetorum) in the Salvias Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Salvia
Give a thumbs up Sage

Botanical names:
Salvia dumetorum Accepted
Salvia stepposa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2 - 4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Deep violet flowers with burgundy bracts
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
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


Salvia (Salvia dumetorum) was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 8, 2017.

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Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On March 13, 2019 Seeds germinated
4; 5 on 3-16-19
MrsBinWY On March 8, 2019 Seeds sown
13 seeds (all) from Patrob (marked 2017T [traded from luvsgrtdanes]) in milk jug @ room temp
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Not Salvia whitehousei by growitall Aug 11, 2014 8:08 AM 8
Salvia of the Day: Sage (Salvia dumetorum) by Marilyn Sep 7, 2017 10:38 PM 1

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