Salvia or Sage

This is the largest genus within the Mint (Lamiaceae) Family with over 1,000 species of annuals, herbaceous perennials and shrubs. They are native to many different regions of the world including Southern United States and South America.



Salvia argentea
S. azurea Blue Sage, Azure Salvia
S. coccinea Texas Salvia, Scarlet Salvia
S. elegans Pineapple Sage
S. farinacea

Mealycup Sage

S. greggii Autumn Sage
S. haematodes
S. jurisieii  
S. lyrata Lyre-leaved Sage
S. officinalis Garden Sage
S. patens Gentian Salvia
S. pitcherii Pitcher's Sage
S. pratensis Meadow Sage
S. raensis  
S. splendens

Scarlet Sage

S. x superba Perennial Salvia
S. viridis
(S. honninum)
annual Joseph Sage

Species Hgt (in) Flower Color
S. argentea 24-48 white with yellow
S. azurea 36-48 Azure-blue
S. jurisieii 12-18 Deep lilac
S. raensis 12-36 Bright blue
S. x superba 18-48 Blue-violet

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.


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