Lilac Sage (Salvia verticillata) in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 18 - 30 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Lilac-blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant

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Lilac Sage (Salvia verticillata) was a featured
Plant of the Day for August 24, 2016.

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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 26, 2013 10:38 PM

"Salvia verticillata is a herbaceous perennial native to a wide area ranging from central Europe to western Asia, and naturalized in northern Europe and North America. It was first described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753.

Salvia verticillata has a leafy base of mid-green leaves covered with hairs, putting up leaf-covered stems that carry 3 feet inflorescences. The tiny lavender flowers grow tightly packed in whorls, with tiny lime-green and purple calyces. The specific epithet verticillata refers to the whorls that grow in verticils. A cultivar introduced in the 1990s, 'Purple Rain', is much more showy and long-blooming, growing about 2 feet tall."

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

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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On March 30, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 11, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
MrsBinWY On March 1, 2018 Potted up
1
MrsBinWY On February 27, 2018 Seeds germinated
1 (will pot it up and put the container with the rest of the seeds back in the warmth)
MrsBinWY On February 18, 2018 Seeds sown
medium-warm room temp; 25 seeds (all) from luvsgrtdanes
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Salvia of the Day: Salvia (Salvia verticillata subsp. verticillata) by Marilyn Feb 6, 2019 8:48 PM 1
Salvia of the Day: Salvia 'Cristina Bugatti' by Marilyn Jan 17, 2019 8:13 PM 1
Contact Allergy to Plants by bloominholes2fill Aug 30, 2018 10:14 AM 20
white flowers by kdawne Sep 22, 2017 1:32 PM 11
What is this plant? by ColoradoAmateur Jun 7, 2017 3:58 PM 6
Salvia of the Day: Salvia (Salvia verticillata 'Hannay's Blue') by Marilyn Apr 4, 2017 6:59 PM 1
Salvia of the Day: Lilac Sage (Salvia verticillata) by Marilyn Aug 28, 2016 5:56 PM 2
Salvia of the Day: Lilac Sage (Salvia verticillata 'Endless Love') by Marilyn Jul 20, 2016 3:10 PM 1
Salvia of the Day: Lilac Sage (Salvia verticillata 'Alba') by Marilyn Jul 9, 2016 6:38 PM 1
Salvia of the Day: Salvia (Salvia univerticillata) by Marilyn Apr 29, 2016 8:37 PM 1

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