Salvia involucrata Cav.

Roseleaf Sage

Perennial herb to about 3 m tall becoming woody at the base. Leaves broadly ovate, to 12 cm long, 6 cm wide, pointed, long-stalked, margin entire or shallowly cut. Flowers in spike-like clusters on 1 side of the stem; winter. Corolla pink, reddish purple, tube to about 3 cm long, swollen to form a knob above, lips hairy.


Known to hybridise readily, very brittle.

Large, colourful pink floral bracts.

Source: Garnett, L.; Ellis, G.; Spencer, R.; Templeton, S. (2002). Salvia. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Salvia involucrata 'Bethellii'

Habit compact, about 1m tall. Leaves large, ovate, cordate. Flowers red, in terminal racemes; year round.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Lamiaceae
genus        Salvia L.