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Salvia moorcroftiana x indica
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Shangri-La Sage

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 moorcroftiana x indica full sun  partial shade  new plant

Discovered as a chance seedling at California’s Suncrest Nursery, this long blooming Salvia inherits the most appealing traits of both its parents. The textural bluish green basal rosette of sturdy, wavy-edged broad leaves held by lanky petioles produces thick up-curved stalks, bearing whorled lavender blue flowers with purple spotted pale-hued lips. Ideal for a well-drained mixed border, Shangri-La Sage musters lovely pastel blooms, outstanding bold evergreen foliage and an undemanding mettle that requires reasonable drainage and moderate water.

Blooms May–July

Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 2' 0"–3' 0" wide. Zone 7b/8.

Salvia moorcroftiana x indica (P-1951)
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