Salvia chamaleagnea

Water Needs

low; moderate; water wise

Salvia chamaleagnea
Shrub small; Shrub medium
Rough Blue Sage; African Sage

2 x 2 m

Size

Light Conditions

sun

Frost

hardy

Flowers

mauve blue white; November – May; spring summer autumn

sun; sandy soils; dry soils; salty; slope bank; windy exposed; screen; shrubbery; narrow spaces; container; fast-growing easy care; rockery gravel; wildlife bees butterflies butterfly host insects

Garden Situation

Habitat

fynbos; rocky places; wetland

Region

Karoo; Western Cape

Rain Season

winter

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Description

A dense shrub with highly aromatic leaves that keep pests at bay. Lovely mauve & blue, or white & blue flowers carried in heavy masses at the end of stems. Plants can flower for many weeks. A good coastal plant as it copes with salty air and strong winds, but is also frost hardy for inland gardens. Northern Cape, Western Cape.

Salvia chamaleagnea
Salvia chamaleagnea