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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
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
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - 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."

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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
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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