General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 36 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 36 - 48 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Narrowly lance-shaped, finely wrinkled leaves are deep green with white-downy beneath
Flowers: Showy
Other: Velvety
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Violet; Pink-purple; deep purple
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP20,024

Common names
  • Salvia
  • Mexican Bush Sage
  • Cislano Mexican Bush Sage

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Location: Georgia, USA
Seed-grown plants will not be true to cultivar.

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