Grape Leaf Sage (Salvia vitifolia) in the Salvias Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 48 - 72 inches
Plant Spread: 36 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Furry leaves shaped like those of a grape, Green with a purplish cast beneath
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Dark blue, Electric blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
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


Grape Leaf Sage (Salvia vitifolia) was a featured
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Location: western OregonDate: summer 2014
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Mar 17, 2013 10:35 PM

Salvia vitifolia is also known as Grape Leaf Sage or Mexican Sage. The leaves look like grape leaves and the plant comes from Oaxaca, Mexico; hence the other names.

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