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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 'Dara's Choice'

S. mellifera x S. sonomensis

FS-PS
10º

S
3'x3'

evergreen

voilet-blue

green

Spring-summer bloomer, good bank plant, tolerates some shade. Good green color and aromatic foliage.

Salvia darcyi
(syn. Salvia oresbia)

Nuevo Leon Province, Mexico

FS-PS
5-10º

M
4'x4'

deciduous

orange-red

purple-green

Summer-fall bloomer; forms a large clump; spreads by stolons.

Salvia dentata

South Africa

FS
25 º

S
2'x3'

evergreen

blue

green tinged purple

Requires well drained soil.

Salvia 'Desert Blaze'

Garden origin

FS-PS
32º

M
3.5'x3.5'

semi-deciduous

red-pink

purple

Spring-fall bloomer; unusual variegated foliage.

Salvia discolor
Andean Silver Sage

Peru

FS-PS
30-35º

S
2'x2'

evergreen

purple-black

pale green

Spring-fall bloomer; frost tender.

Salvia disjuncta

Oaxaca, Chiapas Mexico, Guatemala

FS-PS
30º

M
5 'x4'

evergreen

red-orange

green

Fall-winter bloomer; regular watering; cut back in spring to a node above ground level.

Salvia dolicantha

Sichuan, China

FS-PS
15º

S
3'x3'

deciduous

purple

purplish-brown

Summer bloomer; needs well draining soil; drought tolerant. Basal growth similar to Salvia prezwalskii.

Salvia dombeyi
Sacred
Incan Sage

Peru, Bolivia

SH
32º

Vine
10'+

semi-deciduous

scarlet-orange

purple

Summer-fall bloomer; best with some shade; good under story plant; needs support; protect from frost.

Salvia dorisiana
Tutti Frutti Sage

Honduras

FS-PS
25º

M
4'x4'

semi-deciduous

hot pink

green

Winter-spring bloomer; unique aromatic foliage.

Salvia elegans
Pineapple Sage

Mexico

FS-PS
25
-30º

M
5'x5'

semi-deciduous

red

purple-green

Summer-fall bloomer; scented leaves; tender. Spreads by underground runners.

Salvia elegans 'Honey Melon'
Honey Melon Sage

Mexico

FS-PS
30-32º

M
2'x4'

semi-deciduous

red

green

Spring-fall bloomer; pineapple scented. Spreads by underground runners. Not as hardy as Salvia elegans.

Salvia farinaceae

Mexico, Texas, New Mexico

FS

S
2'x2'

deciduous

blue

green

Spring-fall bloomer often grown as an annual; good container plant.

Salvia farinaceae 'Strata'

Hybrid

FS-PS

S
1.5'x1.5'

deciduous

blue

silver-white

Spring-summer bloomer often grown as an annual; good container plant.

Salvia flava

Yunan Province, China

PS-SH

S
2'x2'

deciduous

yellow

green

Summer-fall bloomer; basal growth with 2' flower stalks.

Salvia
'Frieda Dixon'

Hybrid seedling of s. elegans grown by Jon Dixion

FS-PS
20º

M
4'x4'

semi-deciduous

salmon-pink

green

Summer-fall bloomer, best with afternoon shade, regular watering. Cut back in winter to the ground.

Salvia fulgens
Mexican Cardinal Sage

Mexico, Puebla Province

FS-PS
20º

M
4'x4'

semi-deciduous

red

reddish-brown

Summer-fall bloomer, regular watering, cut back in winter to a node above the ground.

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