Bitter Mexican Sage
Salvia amarissima

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:

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Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

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Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

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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