Salvia involucrata

Roseleaf Sage

Genus:
SALVIA
Species:
Salvia involucrata
Names:
Roseleaf Sage
Zones:
Zones 8-24, 26, 28-30, H1, H2
Needs:
Full SunPartial SunFull, Partial Regular WaterModerate
  • Description:

    SALVIA

    All sages have square stems and whorls of two-lipped flowers, either distinctly spaced along flower stalks or so tightly crowded that they look like one dense spike; some species have branched inflorescences. Flower colors range from white and yellow through salmon and pink to scarlet and pure red, from pale lavender to true blue and darkest purple. A few sages have fragrant blossoms. Many have aromatic foliage. Sages attract hummingbirds, bees, butterflies.

    Salvia involucrata

    To 5–6 ft. high and wide, often in one season. Oval, minutely toothed, 5–6-in.-long, rich green leaves with purple undersides and midribs. Foot-long stems hold numerous clusters of three purplish red, 2-in. flowers enclosed by a pair of bright purplish rose bracts that fall just as flowers open. Blooms from mid- or late summer to midautumn. Good cut flowers. Usually evergreen in mild-winter climates. Does best with afternoon shade.

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