The Main Plant entry for Salvias (Salvia)

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Common names
  • Salvia
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2020-08-23
Hummingbird And Salvias 027
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2020-08-23
Hummingbird In The Salvia Garden 001
Location: My Garden
Date: 2018-10-03
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2017-08-28
Blue Salvia With Dewdrops 005
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 7-21-2015
Busy bee #Pollination
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 2018-09-16
Location: Martin County, Fl. zone 10
Date: 2010-12-29
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-04-27
Location: Dow Gardens, Midland, Michigan
Date: 2019-10-10
Painted Lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui, on salvia.  #pollination
Location: Concord, NC Zone 7
Date: 2015-09-01
grown from seed winter sown, Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red' parent
Location: Martin County, Fl. zone 10
Date: 2010-12-29
Black & Blue salvia
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-01-04
Top: S. Amistad Middle: S. Love and Wishes Bottom: S. Wendy's Wis
Photo by Avedon
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2020-09-11

Date: 2015-09-01
Location: Moab Utah
Date: 2018-06-17
Location: I 45 rest area, Texas
Date: 2014-05-20
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date: 2019-03-15
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-10-14
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2010-06-27
#Pollination - Bee visiting a bloom
Photo by woofie
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-08-16
Plato and I discovered this on our walk today.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-10-10

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2020-04-23
Location: Real Botanico de Madrid
Date: 2023-11-11
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2014-04-13
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-07-16
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-07-03
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-05-19
Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, Tx

Date: 2022-11-05
Location: South Texas- Zone 9
Date: 2022-05-07

Date: July 21, 2011
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2010-04-13
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-12-30
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2018-10-18

Date: 2019-09-12
Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-05-29
Location: Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens, Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2013-05-13

photo credit: Dick Culbert
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2009-09-19
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2015-09-15
Salvia farinacea
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-04-10

Date: 2014-07-27
Photo courtesy of: Maia C
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-01
Location: Sarasota, FL
Date: 2017-03-16
At Selby Gardens
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-10-02
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-06-14
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-07-16

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: October 14, 2011
Foliage showing pretty autumn color

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: Arizone USA
Date: 1997 July
Leucophyllum frutescens    capsule tiered along the stem
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2017-08-31
Salvia

Date: 2019-06-03
  • Uploaded by jon

Date: 2015-09-01
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-04-13
Location: Beautiful Russian sage in the town of Sisters, Oregon 
Date: 2023-08-04
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2010-06-03
Photo by sedumzz
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-06-06
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2017-07-27
Purple Salvia 002
Location: Mamaw’s Garden 
Date: 6/3/21
By KySprout
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-03-22
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-04-10
Location: Nita garden

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-06-26
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-05-08

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: Denver, Colorado
Date: June
These tiny purple flowers will attract bees all day long.
Location: Lake City, FL
Date: 2017-08-02

Date: May 20, 2011
Location: Phoenix 
Date: 2017-03-15

Date: July 11, 2011
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2010-03-23

Date: September 5, 2011
Location: My Property Sunset  Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2009-11-23

Date: 2015-09-01
Location: Waynesboro MS
Date: 2008-08-04
bonfire
Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, Tx
Date: 2014-05-19

Date: 2019-09-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-10-10
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-04-01

Date: 2013-04-01

Date: 2013-04-01
Location: Maine
Date: 2014-10-17
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-10-09
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-03

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-19
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-04-10

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: John Deere's home gardens Moline, Il. (Quad Cities)
Date: 2008-07-05

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-06-14
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-06-14
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-08-12
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-06-14
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-07-16
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-06-26
Location: Quad Cities
Date: 2008-07-04
I think this was from John Deere's (think tractors) garden which
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-05-08
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-04-08
Location: Denver, Colorado
Date: June
Adds visual interest as blooms open at different times, and keeps
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-03-09

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, Tx
Date: 2014-05-19

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Photo by mandolls

Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2012-02-11
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-12-13
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-05-08
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-03-09
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2010-05-06

Date: September 3, 2011
Location: My PropertySunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2010-04-20

Date: November 16, 2010

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: Louisa, VA
Date: June 2017
Hoping the hummingbirds find my salvia soon!

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: Waynesboro MS
Date: 2008-11-19
blue bedder
Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.
Date: 2011-07-02

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, Tx
Date: 2014-05-19

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: South Georgia, USA
Date: 2017-08-20

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TX
Date: 2013-10-05
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-07-16
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-07-16
Location: Annual Salvia
Date: 2012-08-17

Date: 2012-08-17
Annual Salvia

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Date: 2013-04-01

Date: 2013-04-01

Date: 2015-09-01
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-11-07
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-10-30
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-08-29
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern California
Date: 2011-05-15

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Location: Aberdeen, NC (my garden 2022)
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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 12:35 AM concerning plant:
    "Salvia is the largest genus of plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, with approximately 700–900 species of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and annuals. It is one of several genera commonly referred to as sage.

    Salvia species include annual, biennial, or perennial herbs, along with woody subshrubs. The stems are typically angled like other members in Lamiaceae. The leaves are typically entire, but sometimes toothed or pinnately divided. The flowering stems bear small bracts, dissimilar to the basal leaves—in some species the bracts are ornamental and showy.

    The flowers are produced in racemes, or panicles, and generally produce a showy display with flower colors ranging from blue to red, with white and yellow less common. The calyx is normally tubular or bell shaped, without bearded throats, and divided into two parts or lips, the upper lip entire or three-toothed, the lower two-cleft. The corollas are often claw shaped and are two-lipped. The upper lip is usually entire or three-toothed. The lower lip typically has two lobes. The stamens are reduced to two short structures with anthers two-celled, the upper cell fertile, and the lower imperfect. The flower styles are two-cleft. The fruits are smooth ovoid or oblong nutlets and in many species they have a mucilaginous coating.

    Many salvias have trichomes (hairs) growing on the leaves, stems, and flowers, which help to reduce water loss in some species. Sometimes the hairs are glandular and secrete volatile oils that typically give a distinct aroma to the plant. When the hairs are rubbed or brushed, some of the oil-bearing cells are ruptured, releasing the oil. This often results in the plant being unattractive to grazing animals and some insects."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Beautiful! by wcgypsy Jun 25, 2013 6:31 AM 1
Misidentified? by zuzu Sep 3, 2013 6:36 PM 4
Misidentified? by Danita Mar 4, 2015 3:13 PM 3
Wrong appellation? by HamiltonSquare Apr 19, 2015 11:06 AM 6
Variety? by SummerStorm93 Feb 4, 2023 12:11 AM 3
Wrong ID by Danita Oct 16, 2020 12:31 AM 2
Photo in Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima) by Peggy8b Aug 6, 2021 2:55 PM 1
Not Salvia mexicana 'Lollie Jackson' by Danita Nov 7, 2021 11:43 AM 2

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