Salvia karwinskii - Karwinski's Sage
Salvia karwinskii is a large sage from the mountains of Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador. Salvia karwinskii grows on the margins of pine and oak forests at elevations from 4,000-8,000 feet. It seems to grow best in sun at the coast and light shade in the inland valleys. The large gray-white leaves were the first thing that I noticed. Salvia karwinskii can have pink or red flowers. In our area the pink is the only one that I have seen. It has survived into the low 20°'s in our area. Expect your Salvia karwinskii to grow 6 to 10 feet tall and to about half of that width.
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