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Salvia patens - Gentian Sage

Salvia patens is a soft lush perennial that will give a tropical feel to a garden. The clear blue flowers are nearly 2 inches long. Salvia patens will grow to 2-3 feet tall and wide. Gentian Sage plants will die to the ground in temperatures that dip into the mid 20°'s and will die completely in the teens. Salvia patens will grow in full sun near the coast but prefers some shade in inland locations. Salvia patens is a great addition to the Hummingbird Garden as well as the Butterfly Garden.

Salvia patens, Gentian Sage

Flowers and foliage of Salvia patens, Gentian Sage. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.