Salvia canariensis is a big shrub. It gets to an easy 8' in diameter when conditions are good.
When Salvia canariensis is at the peak of bloom there is nothing but color visible. Both the
bloom and the calyx of Salvia canariensis are colored. This is a showy plant from a distance as
well as from very close. The foliage is interesting as well. It has arrowhead shaped leaves that
are pale green and a white wooly rachis and stems. For such tropical origins it seems to be remarkably hardy. I have
taken into the high teens and had no problems. The biggest difficulty I have had is
keeping track of the seedlings. I would not plant this near a wild land as it might
escape cultivation. Salvia canariensis seems to be rather short-lived, 3 seasons at most. But
there are always all of those seedlings ready to be replacements. Salvia canariensis is a good addition
to the butterfly garden and to the
High resolution photos of Salvia canarniensis are part of our garden image collection.