Joy Creek Nursery

071-172-1   Salvia hierosolymitana  

Salvia hierosolymitana
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Found in various locations throughout the Mediterranean, Salvia hierosolymitana has broad, ribbed, evergreen leaves that form a large basal rosette. The flowering stems rise two feet in height with the upper foot forming the inflorescence. Rose to wine colored flowers on mahogany petioles whorl up the stem in an airy fashion. Individual flowers have a constricted upper lip and a paler lower lip. The leaves lack the spicy smell of most salvias. In our research, we discovered that the specific name refers to "royal, sacred Jerusalem" which is one of the sites where it grows.

June, July.  30 in. x 30 in.

Rose to Wine flowers

Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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