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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 mexicana
Mexican Purple Sage

Mexico

PS
25º

M
4'x4'

semi-deciduous

blue

black

Summer-fall bloomer; protect from wind.

Salvia mexicana 'Limelight'
Mexican Limelight Sage

Mexico

FS-PS
25º

M
4'x4'

semi-deciduous

blue

lime

Summer-fall bloomer; protect from wind. Striking combination of blue corolla and lime-green calyx; calyx color varies in seedlings: lime or black.

Salvia mexicana 'Snowflake'

Garden seedling

FS-PS
32 º

S
2.5'x2.5'

semi-deciduous

white

green

Summer-fall bloomer. Seedling discovered by Terry Hatch in Auckland, New Zealand.

Salvia microphylla
Little Leaf Sage

Belize

FS-PS
20-25º

M
3'x5'

semi-deciduous

orange-red

dark

Spring-fall bloomer; dark stem, showy.

Salvia microphylla 'Dieciocho de Marzo'

Mexico

FS-PS

S
3'x3'

semi-deciduous

raspberry

 

Late spring through fall bloomer with large raspberry flowers and textured leaves. Introduced by Yucca Do Nursery.

Salvia microphylla 'Hoja Grande'
Hoja Grande Little Leaf Sage

Mexico

FS-PS
25º

M
4.5'x4.5'

semi-deciduous

magenta

purple-green

Spring-fall bloomer; dark stem, showy; from Yucca Do Nursery.

Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival'

Mexico

FS-PS
25º

S
2'x3'

semi-deciduous

pink

purple-green

Summer-fall bloomer; compact plant with textured leaves; from Yucca Do Nursery.

Salvia microphylla var. neurepia

Central Mexico

FS-PS
15-20º

M
3'x4'

semi-deciduous

red

purple-green

Spring-fall bloomer.

Salvia miltiorrhiza
Chinese Red Sage

China

PS
15-20º
 

S
1'x1'

deciduous

lavender

greenish-purple

Summer-fall bloomer; root used medicinally; best in filtered light.

Salvia
'Mulberry Jam'
(S. involucrata x)

Garden hybrid

FS-PS
32º
 

M
4'x4'

evergreen

red-pink

red-brown

Summer-fall bloomer. Seedling of S. involucrata from Betsy Clebsch’s garden. Introduced in 1995.

Salvia munzii
Munz's Sage

San Diego, Baja, Mexico

FS
20-25º

M
4'x5'

evergreen

blue

green

Spring bloomer; best grown in sunny location; good drainage.

Salvia namaensis

South Africa

FS

S
2'x2'

evergreen

blue

green

Sweet-smelling, medicinal foilage.

Salvia nubicola

Central Asia, Himalyas

FS-PS

M

deciduous

yellow with maroon spots

green

Summer-fall bloomer; blooms in shade; good in filtered light.

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