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Salvia tiliifolia

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: tiliifolia (til-ee-eye-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Unknown - Tell us


Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Cannibox On Jan 12, 2003, Cannibox wrote:

4-6' Bush
10" Flower spike, blue, tall, and vibrant
1/2" Planting depth
60-80F Soil temperature for germination
7-10 Days to germination
110-120 Days to maturity
During germination, keep entired seedbed evenly moist.
Keep well-watered through maturity.
Allow soil surface to dry between waterings.
In Mexico, the seeds are roasted, ground, and added to water, forming a gel.
It is said that one tablespoon can sustain a person's energy level for 24 hours.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Crystal River, Florida
Mount Laurel, New Jersey

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