Salvia mexicana L.

Mexican Sage

Perennial shrub to over 3 m tall. Leaves more or less broadly ovate, to 10 cm long, cordate, pointed, stalked, margin shallowly cut. Flowers in open terminal clusters to about 16 cm long, verticillasters each of about 6-10 flowers; late summer to winter. Corolla tube to 3 cm long, blue to deep purple.


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.

Distribution map

Salvia mexicana 'Limelight'

Calyx lime-coloured.

Salvia mexicana 'Lollie Jackson'

Smaller plant. Leaves, calyx and flowers smoky grey-blue.

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