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Salvia blepharophylla 'Cervina'

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(Eyelash Sage) All Salvia blepharophylla varieties are native to Mexico, but this one was hybridized in Germany by plant breeder Christiaan Unger. Hairs on the edge of the sage’s dark green leaves give it the appearance of having eyelashes. It is a compact, slightly mounding Salvia that spreads gradually by underground stolons.

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Common name
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Eyelash Sage
USDA Zones
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average.
7 - 9
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
24"+/24"+/36"+
Exposure
This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates.
Full sun to partial shade
Soil type
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Well drained & rich
Water needs
Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface.
Average
Pot size
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3 1/2" deep pot
Container plant?
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Yes
Patent #
This plant is patented, or a patent application has been filed and is pending and may not be propagated for commercial purposes under U.S. Federal Code, Title 35, Part II, Chapter 15 §161 without a license from the patent holder.
PP19,702
Hummingbird plant? Yes!
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(Eyelash Sage) All Salvia blepharophylla varieties are native to Mexico, but this one was hybridized in Germany by plant breeder Christiaan Unger. Hairs on the edge of the sage’s dark green leaves give it the appearance of having eyelashes. It is a compact, slightly mounding Salvia that spreads gradually by underground stolons.

Cervina’s deep red flowers bloom from summer to fall. The exact red of any Eyelash Sage is difficult to state, because the color of S. blepharophylla flowers vary depending on amount of light, temperature and time of year.

You can expect this heat-tolerant sage to do well in USDA Zones 7 to 9 whether in full sun or partial shade. Give it rich, well-drained soil and regular watering. At 24 inches tall to 36 inches wide, it is an ideal choice for a perennial border, edging a path, growing in a container or creating groundcover. Wherever you locate Cervina, expect butterflies and hummingbirds to visit. By the way, we're uncertain about 'Cervina' part of the plant's name. In Latin, cervina means 'deer.' However, deer are unlikely to be attracted to this plant, because they seldom nibble on Salvias.