Rose Leaf Sage

Salvia involucrata

Tarantula Sage, Rosy-Leaf Sage

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This tall woody based perennial has heart shaped leaves that can get to 10 cm long. In summer and autumn it produces stems bearing 2 lipped purplish pink flowers that can be 5cm long. This plant prefers a light, humus-rich, moderately fertile soil that is moist but well-drained. It will tolerate drier locations once established.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Flowering stems can be cut for floral arrangements as required.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take basal or softwood cuttings in spring or early summer or semi hardwood cuttings in late summer but give bottom heat.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Special features

Origin

Mexico, America, North

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes

This sun loving plant suits being included in flower borders or wall side borders in Urban, Coastal, Mediterranean and cottage style plantings

Personality

Family

Lamiaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple

Scent

Mild

Problems

Generally pest and disease free
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