• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growth to 18 inches tall and as wide.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uh sil-VES-tris
    Plant type:Perennial
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 10, 14 - 24
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growth to 18 inches tall and as wide.
    Special features:Waterwise
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Flower color:Blue
    Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
    Design IdeasAn intense blue for beds and borders. Add to rock gardens and integrate into native plant compositions. Belongs in the herb and crafter's garden too with its aromatic foliage.
    Companion PlantsCombine with other aromatics such as Bush Mallow, (Lavatera maritima) or hot colored Sherwood Cheer Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Sherwood Cheer'). Delightful with small Samobor Cranesbill, (Geranium phaeum 'Samobor') and Chocolate Cosmos, (Cosmos atrosanguineus).
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. Cut back hard and feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Trim off dead flowers to encourage reblooming.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    This is among the parent species of many of the best salvias for bedding. Salvia is classified in the mind family including over 750 species of herbs and subshrubs from quasi-arid climates around the world. This species is known as Balkan sage or woodland sage due to its preponderance in eastern Europe and presence in woodland plant communities.
    Salvias are distinguished for their aromatic oils used both as culinary seasoning and in the perfume industry.