PlantsSalvias→Salvia (Salvia curviflora)

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)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 - 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 4 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Other: Lower lip is recurved; fuzzy.
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Magenta-pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
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 curviflora) was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 8, 2015.

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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2012-01-04
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Date: May 8, 2011 10:40 PM
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-04-13
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Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Plant Events from our members
carlysuko On March 15, 2018 Seeds germinated
Two seeds germinated
carlysuko On March 12, 2018 Obtained plant
Took seeds out of hydrogen peroxide mix and sowed on top of jiffy seed starting mix with a bit of washed aquarium gravel on top.
carlysuko On March 11, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Soaked about five seeds in a hydrogen peroxide mixture
carlysuko On January 29, 2018 Seeds germinated
Seeds obtained from Robin's Salvias germinated today. I think the 80+ weather helped.
carlysuko On January 21, 2018 Seeds sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Anyone grow this 8 lower and any suggestions? by Sheridragonfly Jul 15, 2020 10:01 PM 5
What seeds do you have going so far? by carlysuko May 14, 2018 9:27 AM 86
What Plants Are You Going To Grow For 2018? by Marilyn Aug 28, 2018 3:26 PM 52
Salvia of the Day: Salvia (Salvia curviflora 'Tubular Bells') by Marilyn Aug 3, 2017 5:47 AM 3
Salvia of the Day: Salvia (Salvia curviflora) by Marilyn Nov 9, 2015 12:22 AM 3
What is Blooming Now - Part II by Kelli Jun 28, 2011 4:14 PM 56
WooHoo! Salvia! by wcgypsy Mar 20, 2017 3:54 AM 112
The Joys of Collecting Salvias by zuzu Apr 21, 2019 10:51 PM 97
Chat thread by wcgypsy Jan 22, 2022 9:26 PM 13,161

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