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Plants of the UNF Campus

Salvia karwinski - Karwinski sage
Family Lamiaceae


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. Karwinski sage is native to Mexico and northern Central America. This is a large plant with with gray-green leaves and dark pink flowers on upright spikes mostly in fall and early winter. It is reported to be evergreen in zones 9-10. 


See this plant on the west side of building 2.


Herbaceous plant to about five feet tall.

Care Instructions:

Light: full sun to part shade

Water: drought tolerant

Soil: adaptable to a wide pH range, well-drained

This is a new plant on campus. According to one source, it may be near its northern limit in Jacksonville.