Sage (Salvia transsylvanica) 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: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 2 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Inflorescence Height: 2 feet
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Depth to plant seed: barely cover
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2015-05-28
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2015-05-13
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Location: ILDate: 2014-06-18
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 9:17 PM

"Salvia transsylvanica is a herbaceous perennial native to a wide area from north and central Russia to Romania. It was described and named in 1853 by botanist Philipp Johann Ferdinand Schur, with the specific epithet referring to the Transylvanian Alps located in central Romania. It was introduced into horticulture in the 1980s.

Salvia transsylvanica puts out several lax 2 feet stems from a basal clump of leaves. The leaves that grow on the stem vary in size—being larger at the bottom—with the upper side being dark yellow-green and the underside pale with yellow veins. The leaves are very scalloped around the edges. The flowers are slightly longer than .5 inches, and have a rich violet color, growing in loose whorls that are about .5 inch apart. Many flowers bloom at once, giving the plant a very colorful and striking appearance."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

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MrsBinWY On March 14, 2018 Seeds germinated
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WooHoo! Salvia! by wcgypsy Mar 20, 2017 3:54 AM 112

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