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Botanic Name
Common Name

Origin

Sun
FS-Full
PS-Part
SH-Shade

Size
(HxW)
S to 3'
M to 5'
L 6' +

Leaf Drop

Corolla

Calyx

Comments

Salvia rypara

Bolivia, Northern Argentina

FS-PS
25º

S
2.5'x2.5'

semi-deciduous

white-blue

blue

Summer-fall bloomer; found in dry river beds; spreads by underground stems.

Salvia sagittata

Ecuador

FS-PS
30-32º

S
3'X4'

evergreen

bright blue

green

Spring-fall bloomer.

Salvia scabra

South Africa

FS
30-32º

S
2'x2'

evergreen

light purple

green

Spring-fall bloomer; highly medicinal.

Salvia sclarea var. 'Turkestanica'

Southern Europe, Asia

FS-PS

S
2'x2'

evergreen

pinkish-white

green

Summer-fall bloomer; plants have large flower spikes.

Salvia scordifolia

Unknown origin

FS-PS
15-20º

S
3'x3'

semi-deciduous

blue

green

Spring-summer bloomer; bright green leaves and intense blue flowers. Original plant from Chia Nursery in Carpinteria, CA.

Salvia scutellarioides

Columbia, Ecuador

FS-PS
30º

S
6"x3'

semi-deciduous

blue

green

Summer-fall bloomer; ground cover.

Salvia semiatrata

Mexico

FS-PS
30-35º

M
5'x4'

semi-deciduous

blue and black

pink-purple

Summer-fall bloomer. Attractive, unusual flowers.

Salvia somalensis
Somalia Sage

Somalia,Africa

FS-PS
15-20º

S
3'x5'

evergreen

blue

green

Spring-fall bloomer; found at forest edge and under shrubs in forest clearings.

Salvia sp.

Chiapas, Mexico

FS
30º

M
4'x4'

semi-deciduous

red

green

Spring-fall bloomer—all year in Santa Cruz. Fast growing; spreads by underground runners.

Salvia sp.

Ecuador

FS-PS
15-20º

S
3'x3'

semi-deciduous

blue

green-olive

Spring-fall bloomer; blue-green leaves; from Rick McCain.

Salvia sp.

Tamaulipas, Mexico

FS
30º

M
4'x4'

evergreen

blue-purple

greenish-black

Spring-fall bloomer. From U. C. Berkeley Botanic Garden.

Salvia sp.

Venezuela

FS
30º

L
5'x5'

evergreen

red

purple

Spring-fall bloomer; blue-green leaves.

Salvia sp.

Verona, Italy

FS-PS
20º

S
2'x2'

semi-deciduous

purple

purple-red

Year around bloomer in Santa Cruz; basal rosette of leaves; seed collected by Sandi Martin.

Salvia sp.

Unknown origin

FS-PS
18º

L
6'x6'

semi-deciduous

deep pink

dark brownish-red

From Huntington Gardens, San Marino, CA. New stems covered with soft pink hair; akin to S. karwinskii. Accession #45455.

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