SALVIA (sal’-vi-ah) – Sage – is a large genus of herbs and shrubs from the Mint Family. Salvia is represented throughout the world.
Many are valuable garden perennials with flowers growing in spikes, racemes, or panicles on tall stems in blue, red, pale yellow or white, and variations. Heights range from 2′ to 4′ feet tall. Some species must be treated as annuals in temperate climates where they are half-hardy growers.
Some of the best Salvia plants are incredibly hardy, and when combined with their simple cultural requirements, make them model border plants. Any average garden position suits them, although they are at their best when planted in an enriched loamy soil where they get sun most of the day. Some of the species are grown as culinary or medicinal herbs.
Salvia leucantha (SAL-vee-uh loo-KANTH-uh) is a member of the Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-eye) family of plants hailing from Mexico and Central America. This shrubby, evergreen perennial is also known as: Mexican Sage
Salvia guaranitica (SAL-vee-uh, gwar-uh-NYE-tik-uh) or Brazilian Sage is an herbaceous perennial plant hailing from Northern Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. The Salvia plant is a member of the Lamiaceae family. The
Salvia chamaedryoides [SAL-vee-uh, kam-ay-dry-OY-deez] has evergreen foliage and bright blue flowers. It spreads easily, providing interesting ground cover for any garden or landscape. Salvia chamaedryoides is part of the salvia
Salvia mohavensis [SAL-vee-uh, moh-hahv-EN-sis] is a perennial sage growing natively in the Little San Bernardino Mountains and other dry regions throughout Nevada, including the Mojave Desert. Salvia mohavensis is commonly
Salvia nemorosa [SAL-vee-uh, nem-or-OH-suh] are herbaceous perennial plants which belong to the mint or sage family, Lamiaceae. They are native to Europe and Western Asia grown and propagated for its showy flowers.