Little-leaf Sage

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Little-leaf Sage

Salvia microphylla
Mirto de Montes; Baby Sage; Blackcurrant Sage; San Luis Sage
3

4 feet
3

4 feet
Sierra Madre Mountains of northern Mexico; also Arizona.
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Partial sun. A small, mostly evergreen salvia, blooming year-round, but especially in spring and autumn. Autumn Sage is similar but easily distinguished by its smooth leaves; Little-leaf sage grows slightly larger, its leaves thinner with visible veins and serrated edges. Its fragrance rewards anyone brushing up against it, and has been likened to currant. ‘Hot Lips,’ ‘San Carlos,’ and ‘San Luis’ are available varieties. Salvia microphylla hybridizes easily with other salvias and is often used for this purpose.

Maintenance

Occasional grooming; occasional supplemental water in sun.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
3-4' H, 3-4' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Pink, Red
Bloom Time:
February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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