- Part Sun/Shade
- Deer Resistant
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.
Occasional grooming; occasional supplemental water in sun. Cut back by one third as needed, usually in early spring.