Little-leaf Sage

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Little-leaf Sage

Salvia microphylla
Mint Bush Sage; Blackcurrant Sage; San Luis Sage
3

4 feet
3

4 feet
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

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

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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