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Salvia Species, Eyelash-Leaved Sage

Salvia blepharophylla

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: blepharophylla (blef-ar-oh-FIL-uh) (Info)
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Auburn, California

Chico, California

Corona, California

Fairfield, California

Perris, California

Sacramento, California

San Marino, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Austin, Texas

Belton, Texas

Haltom City, Texas

Mansfield, Texas

Mico, Texas (2 reports)

New Caney, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 26, 2017, Scottypotty from Mico, TX wrote:

My eyelash - leaved Sage has bloomed constantly since I planted them! Instructions say sun or part shade, but I live in the lower Texas Hill country. When they say full sun, they don't mean Texas sun! Trust me!
Mine are all planted where they get 1/2 day protection from afternoon sun. It got down in the 20-ties this last winter and mine are up and blooming again!

Positive

On Jun 6, 2007, princessnonie from New Caney, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Blooms OK in morning shade and afternoon sun..froze to the ground but reemerged in spring.. ( zone 8b)

Positive

On Mar 4, 2006, Pagancat from (Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Blooms almost constantly here in Phoenix. Easily propagated by soft wood cuttings. Blooms are an especially vivid red that will fade towards pink in the summer in strong light.

Positive

On Oct 7, 2003, KMAC from Co. Cork,
Ireland (Zone 9a) wrote:

It has amazingly vivid red flowers. It's called blepharophylla because it has tiny eyelash type hairs at the leaf edges.

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