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Salvias

Salvia species, hybrids and cultivars

Family: Lamiaceae


There's great variety amongst the Salvias. Some can be used in formal bedding schemes, others are at home in an informal cottage garden. There's also a great diversity of sizes. Some can reach 2m tall.

The flowers generally have a subtle charm, but they are much more suitable for our climate than many of the other perennials we might read about in gardening books, especially if you're trying to create a cottage garden.



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Where to buy Salvias in Qld

Regular garden centres will probably have a selection of some ornamental Salvias for sale as well as culinary sage. Herb nurseries are also likely to have a some Salvia species on offer, especially those with culinary or medicinal uses.

Gardeners seeking a greater range or collectors wishing to buy rare species etc. may want to find a specialist salvia nursery. Sorry, there are no such suppliers advertising here at present. If you operate such a nursery (including online and mail order nurseries) offering Salvia plants or seeds for sale, please consider promoting your nursery on this page and supporting this website. Information for advertisers.

Garden shows are other places to look for salvias, because smaller specialists sometimes attend such events.

More Online Information


The following links are for general information, research and ideas - some species or cultivars may be unavailable in Australia or unsuitable for Queensland conditions
Ornamental Salvias Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Ornamental Salvia University of California (PDF)
Salvias Can Provide Year-Round Color Hendry County Extension Service, Univ Florida
Sage Advice About Salvia Montgomery County Maryland
Salvia Research Network Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Robin's Salvias Pictures and notes on a huge range of Salvia species and cultivars. United Kingdom
Salvias over Texas at the website of "Higher Ground", a garden in southeast Texas
Rodbaston National Salvia Collection Rodbaston College, U.K.
Mexico Salvia trip photographs by Yoke van der Meer


Some Species and Cultivars


The following concentrates mainly on types suitable for the subtropics and tropics. These are just a few, this information resource will be expanded in future updates.


Salvia coccinea

This one self seeds so easily its almost a weed, but is very easy to pull up where its not wanted.
Lady in Red Salvia in "2002 Georgia Gold Medal Winners", University of Georgia (PDF)
Salvia coccinea The Herb Society of America (PDF)
Salvia coccinea Indian River Research and Education Center, University of Florida

Salvia discolor

Salvia discolor UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research, University of British Columbia, Canada
Salvia discolor National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, U.K.

Salvia elegans

Pineapple sage great for foliage and flowers Salvia elegans. Mississippi State University

Salvia elegans X leucantha 'Anthony Parker'


Salvia farinacea

Mealycup Sage, Blue Sage Salvia farinacea Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Henry Duelberg Lives! Article about Salvia farinacea 'Henry Duelberg' in Garden News. Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2006. Mast Arboretum, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas (PDF)

Salvia gauranitica

Salvia gauranitica The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Salvia guaranitica 'Black & Blue' Indian River Research and Education Center, University of Florida
'Black & Blue' Anise Sage Salvia guaranitica 'Black & Blue'. Paghat's Garden, USA

Salvia gaurantica X Salvia gesnerifolia 'Amistad'

US Patent says these are probable parents. Itt arose as a chance seedling in a garden in Argentina
Salvia plant named 'Amistad' United States Patent and Trademark Office
Plant of the week - Salvia ‘Amistad’ Botanic Gardens of South Australia

Salvia gesneriflora


Salvia greggii

Salvia greggii Waterwise Plants for Perth Gardens, Water Corporation
Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage Salvia greggii Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Salvia greggii (Autumn sage) Arid Plant List, University of Arizona
Salvia greggii Indian River Research and Education Center, University of Florida
Autumn Sage: Salvia Greggii Texas A&M University

Salvia involucrata

Salvia involucrata 'Joan' The Florez Nursery blog, NSW

Salvia leucantha

Salvia leucantha, Mexican Sage The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Salvia leucantha (Mexican bush sage) Arid Plant List, University of Arizona
Mexican Sage Salvia leucantha Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Salvia leucantha Indian River Research and Education Center, University of Florida
Mexican Bush Sage - Salvia leucantha Texas ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
Photoperiodic Control of Flowering of Salvia leucantha from Progress in New Crops, Proceedings of the Third National Symposium New Crops New Opportunities, New Technologies

Saliva longispicata X farinacea 'Mystic Spires'

Salvia Mystic Spires Blue Photos of them growing in garden beds. Annual Flower Trials at Bluegrass Lane, Ithaca, New York. Cornell University

Salvia madrensis

Salvia madrensis ,Gold Fountain Sage The Florez Nursery blog, NSW

Salvia microphylla

'Hot Lips' is a very popular cultivar
Salvia microphylla The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Salvia microphylla The Herb Society of America

Salvia splendens

Salvia splendens, Scarlet Sage The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Salvia splendens University of Florida, USA (PDF)
Annual Salvia, Scarlet Sage Salvia splendens Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Salvia splendens-Scarlet Sage Michigan State University Extension

Possible Misspellings: Salvea, Solvia
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