About 900 species of Salvia
range around the world. They are herbaceous plants, shrubs, vines, trees. Besides
the use of several species as garden ornamentals, some are used as spices,
foods, and aromatic oils. This species is native to Mexico. It is a low-growing sage
that spreads slowly by underground runners. Leaves have a purple coloration in
full sun. Its flowers are intensely blue. Reportedly, it blooms over a long
season but never flowers heavily.
See this plant at the Fitness Center.
Herbaceous perennial in warm climates growing to about twelve inches tall.
Light: sun to part shade
Water: well-drained soil, drought tolerant
Soil: seemingly adaptable
This plant is uncommon in Jacksonville nurseries and is a new plant for
the UNF gardeners.
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