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Salvia verticillata subsp. verticillata

Salvia verticillata subsp. verticillata
hardy ornamental sage

Synonym(s) Salvia regeliana
Common name hardy ornamental sage
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers purple (summer)
Size 2-3'
Light full sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature. self-sows in our garden.
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-July

Taprooted perennial with flowers in spikes starting in June. Aromatic gray-green foliage. Since first starting it several years ago, it has proliferated in our front lane garden, where seedlings pop up all over the place - which has resulted in a forest of sage, shown above.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F (50%G, 4d). Exposure to light did not increase germination

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