Salvia patens Cav.

Gentian Sage

Perennial herb 0.5-1 m tall, sometimes treated as an annual. Leaves mostly more or less ovate,mostly 4 cm long, 2 cm wide,margin with a few cuts, hairy, stalked or not. Flowers grouped in pairs in long, branched clusters. Corolla about 2.5 cm long with a gaping mouth, generally a remarkable bright clear blue; summer to autumn.


Short plant, usually with clear blue flowers.

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.

Salvia patens 'Alba'

Flowers white.

Salvia patens 'Cambridge Blue'

A distinctive blue.

Salvia patens 'Chilcombe'

Flowers mauve.

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