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PlantFiles: Bitter Mexican Sage
Salvia amarissima

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: amarissima

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Category:
Herbs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral bluespiral On Jan 30, 2012, bluespiral from (Zone 7a) wrote:

prefers prefers good drainage with a moist, partially shaded spot

has medicinal uses in its native Mexico

pretty creamy, light-blue flowers with large lower lip; has an overall graceful habit

tender shrub



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