General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Dandelion Sage
  • Dandelion Leaf Sage
  • Salvia

Dandelion Sage (Salvia taraxacifolia) was a featured
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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 27, 2013 11:02 PM concerning plant:
    "Salvia taraxacifolia (Dandelion leaved sage) is a herbaceous perennial shrub that is native only to southwest Morocco, growing in the Atlas Mountains at elevations ranging from 2,000 feet to 8,000 feet. Very adaptable, it grows on limestone slopes, forest clearings, and rocky riversides. It has no close allies in the genus Salvia. The specific epithet, taraxacifolia, is likely Persian in origin and means 'leaves shaped like a dandelion'.

    Salvia taraxacifolia has lyre-shaped grey-green leaves that remain on the plant year round, with leaves growing up to 4 inches long in thick basal rosettes. The underside is covered with hairs, giving it a whitish color. Glands on the hairs give off a pleasant citrus aroma when brushed. Pinkish-green flowers grow on stalks reaching up to 8 inches tall, growing in whorls spaced about 1 inch apart on the inflorescence. Plants spread into large mats, with many flower stalks blooming at once."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

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