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Plants of the UNF Campus

Salvia sinaloensis - Sinaloa sage
Family Lamiaceae



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.

Care Instructions:

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. 


Salvia sinaloensis