Salvia is a plant that is native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family and has a long history of use in traditional medicine. Salvia is a perennial plant that can grow up to two meters in height. The leaves are green and have a serrated margin. The flowers are white or purple and bloom in the summer. Plant is a popular ornamental plant and is also used in the production of essential oils.
Plant prefers well-drained, sandy soils.
Plant prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade.
Water Salvia deeply, but infrequently, to promote deep rooting. Allow the soil to dry out somewhat between waterings.
Plant does not require fertilizer, but you can feed it with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Prune Plant back hard in late winter or early spring to encourage new growth.
Plant can be spaced 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) apart.
Plant is an ornamental plant that is often used in gardens. It is also used in the production of essential oils.
Plant blooms in the summer.
Sow from March to May
Sow from July to November