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Salvia virgata

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(Wand Sage) This species ranges from southwest Europe across southern Asia, generally in meadows or Steppe environments. It is also known as Southern Meadow Sage and is a hardy and adaptable herbaceous perennial.
Price: $11.50
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Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
Common name
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Wand 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.
5 - 9
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
12"/18"/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
This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage.
Rich and well drained
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 to ample
Pot size
This is the size of the pot your plant will arrive in.
3 1/2 inch deep pot
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Yes
Synonym Salvia campestris, Salvia dumetorum
  • Salvia virgata
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(Wand Sage)  This species ranges from southwest Europe across southern Asia, generally in meadows or Steppe environments.  It is also known as Southern Meadow Sage and is a hardy and adaptable herbaceous perennial.

This species was first described in 1770 by Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, a Dutch botanist.  It is closely related to and shares part of the range of numerous similar species: Salvia pratensis, Salvia stepposa, Salvia cadmica and Salvia regeliana.  The inflorescence of this species are tall, loosely branched and with flowers that tend to a deeper purple than some of it's relatives.

A good choice for summer rainfall areas, where it promises to delight.

New for 2018.