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Salvia nubicola
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Himalayan Yellow Sage

Salvia nubicola

<i>Salvia nubicola</i>

Salvia

Sage

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.

Salvia nubicola full sun  partial shade

“Nubicola” means “dweller among the clouds,” and the name proclaims its hardiness. Clothed in large plentiful, arrow-shaped leaves, Himalayan Yellow Sage’s robust upright sticky stems buttress a wealth of yellow-flowered spires, with each uniquely colored bloom featuring tiny maroon spots plus an apple green calyx. Content in compost-rich, somewhat moist shady locations, this bushy perennial can be planted near Boltonia ‘Snowbank’ or Alcea ‘Blacknight’ to highlight its bold foliar vitality.

Blooms mid-August–October.

Size: 4' 0"–5' 0" high x 3-1/2' wide. Zone 6b.

Salvia nubicola (P-0865)
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