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Salvia semiatrata

THIS LISTING FOR INFORMATION ONLY - WE NO LONGER GROW THIS PLANT 

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Violet
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): High Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Salvia semiatrata - This small evergreen shrub can grow upright to 6 feet tall by 3 feet wide but it is usually seen at about half this size. It has neat triangular shaped rough-textured olive-green leaves and attractive bi-colored flowers that bloom mostly summer and fall with a lingering bloom to nearly year-round. The flowers, in few-flowered whorls along a 6 inch long inflorescence, are a dark violet on the upper lip and dusky lavender with a darker violet-blue blotch on the lower and are held by a magenta-colored calyx. Give this plant full sun along the coast but provide some protection from heat in hotter inland locations and place in a soil that drains well. Water regularly. Hardy to 15-20F (some say 10F) . This plant is native to Oaxaca where it grows in the Sierra Madre del Sur at 6,500 feet or higher where it experiences cool winter temperatures and regular summer rainfall.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Salvia semiatrata .
 
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