Eig's Sage (Salvia eigii) in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Mulberry/Pale pink
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Eig's Sage (Salvia eigii) was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 7, 2017.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 27, 2013 11:36 PM

"Salvia eigii is a herbaceous perennial native to Israel. The plant grows in a clump 30 cm high by 60 cm wide, with dark green leaves, the largest of which grow up to 30 cm long and 20 cm wide. The flower stalk grows up to 1 m high, with several 20-30 cm inflorescences which hold flowers growing in whorls. The flower's upper lip is purple, the lower lip is pink, with ruby lines going into the throat. The calyx is a prominent ruby color. Salvia eigii is named after the botanist Alexander Eig."

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Salvia of the Day: Eig's Sage (Salvia eigii) by Marilyn Sep 6, 2017 6:24 PM 1
Long blooming perennials by gardenersdetective Jun 3, 2014 8:22 AM 159

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