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Salvia sagittata - Arrow Leaf Sage

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Andean Area (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 3-5 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Salvia sagittata (Arrow Leaf Sage) - An evergreen, herbaceous perennial salvia from the Andes (Ecuador, Peru and Chile) at elevations up to 10,500 feet. The Arrow-leaf sage forms a large shrub reaching 3 to 5 feet tall and wide with thick, yellow-green, deltoid shaped leaves. Very distinctive, striking true gentian blue flower spikes occur summer through fall. Quite handsome plant for flower and foliage. Provide full sun with a quick-draining soil. Mulch plants well and water regularly for optimum growth. Not recommended for hot humid climes. Established, well-mulched plants are cold hardy into the 20's. Listed for use in herbal remedies, dietary supplements and for yellow dye. This plant made its debut into the California nursery trade in 1999. Our original plant came from Carol Bornstein of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Sagittata, the specific epithet refers to the sagitate leaf shape, which is latin for "arrow-head shaped".  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Salvia sagittata.
 
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