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 puberula
(syn. Salvia involucrata)

Mexico: San Luis Potsoi, Tamaulipas, Hidalgo and Nuevo Leon

FS-PS
25º
 

M
4'x4'

semi-deciduous

magenta

magenta

Fall bloomer; needs protection from wind and hot sun; likes sun; good under story plant.

Salvia pulchella

Mexico

FS-PS
15-20º

S
2'x5'

semi-deciduous

red-magenta

green

Spring-fall bloomer; spreading habit.

Salvia 'Purple Majesty' (S. guaranitica x S. gesneraeflora 'Tequila')

Hybrid cross, Huntington Gardens

FS-PS
25-30º
 

M
4'X4'

semi-deciduous

purple

dark purple

Summer-fall bloomer.

Salvia purpurea

Mexico, Guatemala

FS-PS
20-25º

L
8'x6'

semi-deciduous

purple-orchid

green

Fall-winter bloomer; needs wind protection.

Salvia recognita

Central Turkey

FS-PS

S
3'x3'

semi-deciduous

pink

gray-geen

Spring-fall bloomer; basal rosette. Found at cliff bases in light shade.

Salvia regla
Mountain Sage

Texas, Mexico

FS-PS
15-20º

M
5'x4'

deciduous

orange

orange tinged

Summer-fall bloomer; blooms on old wood.

Salvia reptans

Mexico

FS-PS
30-32º

S
2'x2'

deciduous

blue

black

Late spring-fall bloomer. Spreads by underground runners; cut back to ground in late winter.

Salvia ringens

The Balkans

FS
10º

S
2'x2'

evergreen

bluish-purple

green

Summer-fall bloomer.

Salvia roemeriana
Cedar Sage

Texas

PS-SH
15-20º

S
1'x1'

semi-deciduous

red

green

Summer-fall bloomer; good container plant. Needs morning sun and afternoon shade when grown inland. Excellent under story plant.

Salvia rubiginosa

Southern Mexico, Guatemala

PS
30º

S
3'x3'

evergreen

blue

purple-red

Spring-summer bloomer; good container plant.

Salvia rugosa

South Africa

FS

M
4'x5'

evergreen

white

green

Spring-summer bloomer.

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