Salvia Chart
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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 involucrata x karwinskii

Hybrid, UCB Botanic Garden

FS-PS
15-20º

L
6'x5'

semi-deciduous

red-violet

red-pink

Spring-fall bloomer; running rootstock; Martin Grantham selection.

Salvia involucrata x pulchella

Hybrid, UCB Botanic Garden

FS-PS
15-20º

M
4'x6'

semi-deciduous

magenta

purple

Spring-fall bloomer; running rootstock; Martin Grantham selection.

Salvia iodantha
Mexican Fuchsia Sage

Mexico

FS-PS
20º

L
6'+x4'

semi-deciduous

magenta

purple

Fall-winter bloomer; magenta-tinged leaves.

Salvia x jamensis
(S. greggiix S. microphylla)

Mexico

FS-PS
15-20º
 

S
2'x2'

semi-deciduous

yellow, peach, red

purple, green, pink

Spring-fall bloomer; variable flower color from seed.

Salvia jurisicii
Feathered Salvia

Serbia and the Balkans

FS-PS

S
1'x1'

deciduous

purple-blue to white

green-white

Summer-fall bloomer; fern-like leaves; flowers hang upside down.

Salvia karwinskii
Karwinski’s Sage

Mexico

FS-PS
18º

L
6'x4'

semi-deciduous

pink-coral

green

Fall-spring bloomer.

Salvia karwinskii x pulchella

Garden hybrid, UCB Bot Garden, Martin Grantham

FS-PS
30º

L
6'x5'

semi-deciduous

magenta

green

Fall-winter bloomer; fast growing. Cut back to a node above ground after flowering.

Salvia ‘Katheena’
(S. sp.x S. macellaria)

Garden hybrid, Cabrillo College 1998

FS-PS
32º

M
4'x4'

semi-deciduous

red-pink

green

Spring-fall bloomer. This S. macellaria x seedling was selected by Nathe Navarez and named by Bonnie Farola.

Salvia koyame
Japanese Yellow Sage

Japan, Lake Matsubana & Honshu Province

PS-SH
20º

S
2.5'x2.5'

deciduous

yellow

green

Summer-fall bloomer. Dies back in winter, spreads by underground runners; good understory plant.

Salvia lanceolata

South Africa

FS-PS
32º
 

S
2.5'x2'

semi-deciduous

yellow

green-tinged maroon

Summer-fall bloomer; dislikes overhead watering.

Salvia lanigera

Africa, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Isreal & Sinai

FS

S
8"x18"

evergreen

violet

white & wooly

Grows in sandy, dry places/deserts at low altitudes. Half-hardy to tender perennial.

Salvia lavanduloides

Central & Southern Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala

FS-PS
20º

S
2'x3'

semi-deciduous

purple-blue

green

Fall-winter bloomer; small compact plant.

Salvia lyrata ‘Burgundy Bliss’

Southeast United States

FS-PS
20º

S
1'x1.5'

semi-deciduous

lavender-white

green- tinged burgundy

Summer-fall bloomer. Basal rosette with flower spikes 1.5 feet tall; reseeds a little.

Salvia leucantha
Mexican Bush Sage

Mexico

FS-PS
15-20º

M
3'x3'

semi-deciduous

white

purple

Blooms all year in Santa Cruz; deciduous in cold climates; cut back hard in winter.

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