PlantsSalvias→Iranian Oil Sage (Salvia atropatana)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Salvia atropatana Accepted
Salvia kopetdaghensis Synonym

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 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 18 - 42 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Violet-blue
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant

photo credit: Kurt Stüber

Iranian Oil Sage (Salvia atropatana) was a featured
Plant of the Day for October 7, 2016.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Salvia for ID by HamiltonSquare Jun 22, 2017 1:41 PM 1
Salvia of the Day: Iranian Oil Sage (Salvia atropatana) by Marilyn Oct 7, 2016 5:13 PM 1

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