Rose Leaf Sage
Tarantula Sage, Rosy-Leaf Sage
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.
Flowering stems can be cut for floral arrangements as required.
Take basal or softwood cuttings in spring or early summer or semi hardwood cuttings in late summer but give bottom heat.
Attracts useful insects
Mexico, America, North
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
This sun loving plant suits being included in flower borders or wall side borders in Urban, Coastal, Mediterranean and cottage style plantings
Generally pest and disease free