PlantFiles is getting a new look! Just in time for spring, we're rolling out a new look for the best online plants database. It will also work with your smart phones and mobile devices, so now you can take it with you on garden center visits or botanical garden tours. Questions or comments? Please post them here.

Clary Sage, Painted Sage, Horminum Sage
Salvia viridis 'Marble Arch Rose'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: viridis (VEER-ih-diss) (Info)
Cultivar: Marble Arch Rose
Synonym:Salvia horminium
» View all varieties of Salvias

Category:

Annuals

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Prospect, Kentucky

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania

Sunbury, Pennsylvania

Leesburg, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 24, 2011, mylivinggarden3 from Sunbury, PA wrote:

I was pleasantly surprised to find this plant growing in my garden. I didn't plant it so don't know how it got there but it is very pretty. I will be saving some seeds from it for sure.

Positive

On Oct 19, 2010, GardenQuilts from Pocono Mountains, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I was pleasantly surprised with this salvia. The colored foliage looks beautiful in a cottage setting with pink roses.