General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Malodorous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • West Indian Sage

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photo credit: Forest & Kim Starr
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 27, 2013 11:00 PM concerning plant:
    "Salvia occidentalis (West Indian sage) is a small annual herb native to the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America, typically growing in damp bushy areas between 160 to 4,300 feet elevation. It bears 0.16 inch long pale pink flowers."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

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