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Salvia dolomitica

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(Pilgrim’s Rest Pink Sage) Spring into summer, this heat-tolerant sage from South Africa produces lilac and white blossoms with profuse, fragrant, gray foliage. It’s the burgundy calyxes, which turn a rusty pink after the flowers blossom, that give this sage part of its common name.

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Common name
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Pilgrim's Rest Pink Sage
USDA Zones
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9 - 11
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
24"/24"/24"
Exposure
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Full sun
Soil type
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Well drained
Water needs
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Average
Pot size
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3 1/2 inch deep pot
Container plant?
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Yes
Hummingbird plant? Yes
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This plant is sensitive to overwatering and wet soils.
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(Pilgrim’s Rest Pink Sage) Spring into summer, this heat-tolerant sage from South Africa produces lilac and white blossoms with profuse, fragrant, gray foliage. It’s the burgundy calyxes, which turn a rusty pink after the flowers blossom, that give this sage part of its common name.

“Pilgrim’s Rest” refers to the Pilgrim’s Rest River, village and surrounding area in Mpumalanga Province (formerly the Eastern Transvaal) of East-Central South Africa. It is a national historic area named for its gold-mining “pilgrims” during the country’s 1873 gold rush.

The scientific name of this heat-tolerant sage is related to its frequent habitat on soils heavy with dolomitic rock. This sage is native to Mpumalanga and, to the north, Limpopo Province. Winters are mild there. In America, it grows well in USDA Zones 9 to 11. We find that its average mature size is 24 inches tall and wide. However, Plantz Africa notes that it can reach up to 6 feet tall in its native lands.

Give Salvia dolomitica full sun and well-drained soil. Although it is drought resistant and works well in dry gardens, it flourishes with summer watering that is average based on your local conditions. This species makes a lovely container plant, groundcover, shrub border or edging.

Plantz Africa notes that this is primarily a bee-pollinated species in South Africa. Give it time, and your local honeybees will likely keep it buzzing. Deer, however, don’t like the taste of most sages, so they likely will pass it by.