Mirto de Montes; Baby Sage; Blackcurrant Sage; San Luis Sage
Sierra Madre Mountains of northern Mexico; also Arizona.
- Part Sun/Shade
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.
Occasional grooming; occasional supplemental water in sun.
3-4' H, 3-4' W
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November