Salvia discolor is a dry growing plant, a perfect fit for the drought tolerant garden.
The Andean Silver Leaf Sage is native to Peru. I have rotted the roots
off Salvia discolor in several gardens by putting it into too wet of an irrigation zone. The contrast of the
nearly black flower and the white calyxes is astounding. The stems are a little floppy and very
sticky. Salvia discolor should be planted back from a pathway so the gunk does not get onto
apparel and stems don't get broken. No plants have been damaged by cold yet and I
have grown them where it got to 20 degrees. I have had difficulty locating it in the
nurseries with any regularity but it is always a pleasant find when I do. The
Andean Silver Leaf Sage is great for its cut flowers. Salvia
discolor is a good choice for the hummingbird
garden as well as the butterfly garden.
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