Salvia karwinski - Karwinski sage
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.
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.