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Thought in ancient times to perpetuate good health, an Arab proverb asks, “How shall a man die with sage in his garden?” Our Salvias are diverse perennials, shrubs or subshrubs. Many of them hail from the Mediterranean, Mexico and South America.
Drought tolerant, reliable once established, and generally pest and disease free, they combine an array of flowers and aromatic foliage in many different sizes, shapes, and hues.
Easily adapting to humidity and higher elevations of up to 10,500 ft., this versatile, rarely offered Mexican native hosts a light airy bundle of small triangular, dentate leaves topped by sparkling azure blue flowers with white-banded lower lips. Wiry stems give way to fuzzy looking buds that generously unfurl on short spikes from summer ‘til the season’s end. Related to S. sinaloensis and S. uliginosa, undemanding S. glechomifolia appreciates loose well-drained soil, and can be featured spilling over a container’s edge or colonizing alongside a garden path as a colorful companion for Phygelius ‘African Queen’.
Size: 12"–18" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 8.
Salvia glechomifolia (P-0619)
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