Salvia (Salvia macrophylla) in the Salvias Database

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 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Oct 3, 2011 6:48 PM

Purple Leaf Form
This is a new introduction to the UK, collected by a botanist from Cally Gardens in Scotland. The underside of the foliage is purple.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 26, 2013 9:31 PM

"Salvia macrophylla is a perennial undershrub native to Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia. In Colombia it is a rare plant, found growing on roadside banks in the south, at elevations from 4,600 to 7,900 feet.

The plant has many decumbent and upright stems reaching 3.3 feet high and spreading into a large bush. The triangular-hastate leaves are 3.9 to 7.9 inches long and 3.1 to 5.9 inches wide, and violet on the underside. The leaves have many glands, and are sticky and aromatic. The corolla is blue, 0.98 inch long, with the upper lip smaller than the lower, growing on 5.9 to 9.8 inches branches."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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