Plants of the UNF Campus

Salvia involucrata - Roseleaf sage
Family Lamiaceae

Description:

Approximately 900 species of Salvia range around the world. Besides the use of several species as garden ornamentals, some are used as spices, foods, and aromatic oils. Roseleaf sage is native to Mexico. This is a large plant with with bright pink flower spikes mostly in late summer and fall. It is evergreen but may have foliage damage with winter temperatures in the low 20’s F. 

Location:

See this plant on the west side of building 2.

Size:

Herbaceous perennial capable of reaching six feet tall.

Care Instructions:

Light: full sun to part shade

Water: average water requirements, tolerates some drought

Soil: adaptable

This is an easy plant for a sunny, well-drained soil in northeast Florida.