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PlantFiles: Buchanan's Sage, Purple Autumn Sage
Salvia buchananii

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: buchananii (byoo-kah-NAN-ee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Salvia bacheriana

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Unknown - Tell us

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Beebe54 On Nov 3, 2008, Beebe54 from Warsaw, MO wrote:

I grow this plant in a large pot and bring it inside for the winter. Just love the large fuzzy flowers. This year it did very well and even set quite a few seeds.

Positive KMAC On Oct 8, 2003, KMAC from Co. Cork
Ireland (Zone 9a) wrote:

Vivid fuzzy magenta flowers with shiny dark green leaves, an eye catching plant.


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

Boulder Creek, California
Citrus Heights, California
Dublin, California
Emeryville, California
Fairfield, California
Glendora, California
Martinez, California
Sacramento, California (2 reports)
San Francisco, California
Santa Ana, California
Hebron, Kentucky
North Augusta, South Carolina
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas
Seattle, Washington

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