Joy Creek Nursery

071-070D4   Salvia buchananii  

Salvia buchananii
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This Mexican sage is not reliably hardy for us in the Pacific Northwest, yet, because we enjoy it so much, we have learned to protect it during the winter. Woody at its base, Salvia buchananii spreads by runners to form a dense, low shrub. Its three-inch foliage does not look like salvia foliage at all. It is thick and leathery and shiny. The two-inch flowers are equally surprising with their dark red velvety lobes and tubes. Flowers rise in terminal racemes above the foliage. Just wait until the hummingbirds find them!

Midsummer to midautumn.  2 ft. x 1 ft.

Magenta Red flowers

Sun     Zones 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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