Salvia chiapensis

Chiapas Sage
Chiapas Sage
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Plant Type

Perennial, Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Also Grown As

Bush

Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 3-4′

Exposure

Full Coastal Sun, Partial Sun to Light Shade Elsewhere

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Fuchsia

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees, Coastal Climate, Deer Resistant

Sunset Garden Zones

17, 23, 24

Container Sizes

#5

Natural Growth Habit

Mounding

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8A-11

Moderate-growing evergreen perennial to 2-3’ tall x 3-4’ wide. This floriferous species forms a loose mound of glossy, lush-looking, medium-green foliage accented with abundant spikes of bright fuchsia- colored flowers that rise above the attractive foliage summer through late-fall, with sporadic bloom throughout the year in mild climates. A favorite for hummingbirds and butterflies. Well-suited as a colorful accent or flower border, and makes a fine container specimen as well. Requires regular watering in a rich, well-drained soil and thrives in a full coastal sun exposure, or a partial sun to light shade exposure elsewhere. A hard pruning in late-winter or early-spring will help promote a vigorous, more compact-growing specimen.

USDA Zone: 8A-11
Sunset Zone: 17, 23, 24

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