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Feathered Salvia, Jurisic's Lavender Sage, Upside Down Sage
Salvia jurisicii

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: jurisicii (joor-ih-SY-kee-eye) (Info)
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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:

Full Sun


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Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


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

Wilmington, Delaware

Pahrump, Nevada

Sherwood, Oregon

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 12, 2009, jackidee from Sherwood, OR wrote:

The soft textured foliage was a plus in my garden, and after tossing the seeds around last fall, I have numerous baby plants. There was snow for a week, perhaps that helped the self-sowing.


On Jan 28, 2007, bluespiral from (Zone 7a) wrote:

Here are a few details for germinating seeds of this plant:

1) Sow at 20*C (68*F) - germination slow

2) Germination can take up to 3 months

3) Sow on the surface of a well-drained, sterile, soilless medium at 20-25*C (68-77*F). Light is needed, but application of GA-3 (Gibberellic Acid may help germination in the dark. Germination will usually take between 10-14 days, but may be erratic even under good conditions.

For a well-drained medium, try a mix of 1 part perlite (best) or sand (not too sharp) for drainage; 1 part milled sphagnum moss or peat for their anti-fungal qualities; and 1 part soilless potting medium.

I wait to sow seed like this until about 2 weeks before last spring fro... read more