General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial 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: 4 - 5 feet
Plant Spread: 4 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fragrant
Other: Light green, Downy, Fuzzy stems, Heart shaped
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Deep magenta pink
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
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

Image
Common names
  • Rose Leaf Sage
  • Salvia
  • El Butano Downy Sage

'El Butano' was a featured
Plant of the Day for January 24, 2016.
Photo Gallery

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic

« 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