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Salvia hians

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

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

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


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive colchie On Aug 31, 2010, colchie from Vashon, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

exhuberant flowering dusky purple blue. Very sticky stems and foliage. Looks a bit ratty after flowering.

Neutral foodiesleuth On Oct 26, 2004, foodiesleuth from Honomu, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

I love growing herbs, and do quite well with most of them, but for some reason have a hard time growing sage (or thyme). They will do great for a little while and then just start looking puny until they die. I follow the guidelines to a T.....but as I say, for some reason they don't want to grow for me :-(

Neutral Terry On Oct 25, 2004, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Tom Clothier's site also contained a hint on differentiating Salvia hians seed from other species: the seed must be shield-shaped; never round.


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

Vashon, Washington

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