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Salvia semiatrata

5 reviews

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This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Salvia Semiatrata Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name:

Salvia semiatrata is a tall growing perennial salvia reaching 1.8 meters by 90 cm wide in the ideal, native environment. In cultivation, this well branched and shrubby sage is often limited to 1 meter. The 2.5cm long leaves are a bright, grass like green ranging to yellow-green, creating a very showy appearance. The triangle, or deltoid leaves, are held opposite, but grow in small clusters. The surface of the leaves is rugose and the underside covered in many small hairs, giving a cream appearance and highlighting the veins.

The inflorescences of this salvia are up to 15cm long, with whorls of 1-3 flowers in each verticil or whorl. Each tube-like corolla is 2.5 – 5cm long, with the upper lip described as a luminous dark violet or magenta and covered in tiny hairs, while the lower lip is a dusky lavender colour. Whatever the preferred purple designation, the colour range is used to stunning effect. The calyces are 1.3 cm long, covered in hairs and are a rich magenta colour. The eye catching blooms appear autumn, sometimes with a smaller flush in spring.

Salvia semiatrata is also called Pine Mountain Sage after the type of native habitat it prefers. It grows at elevations of 1000-2000 meters in the rocky soils of the Sierra Madre de Sur in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Preferred positions include the edge of pine forests and also on limestone cliffs, and the dry exposed cactus scrub habitat. The species name is derived from the word ‘semiatra’, which refers to the corolla tube and the bi-colour pattern. These flowers are also very attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.

The salvia family has over 900 members with an extensive history as culinary, medicinal and ornamental plants. Ornamental salvias have become collectors items, as gardeners try to find a place in their garden for each and every one. There are salvias that will suit every type of soil and climate. More information on the Salvia genus and Common Sage (Salvia officinalis) may be found on our Common Sage page.

Growing Conditions

Salvia semiatrata is able to take semi-shade, but full sun is necessary for the full development of both the plant and flowers. The best results will be obtained from a rich, well-drained soil supplied with regular water. However, this plant is drought tolerant and can work well in dry gardens. Running is recommended in spring to keep the plant compact and to encourage flowering. The flowers of this salvia are good for use as cut flowers.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

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    RL
    02/16/2020
    Robyn L.
    Robyn Lewis

    Thankyou for my plants. They arrived well packed and healthy. Communication was excellent .

    DM
    12/23/2019
    Darren M.
    Salvia semiatrata Purchase

    A very professional business. Speedy delivery, great packing, in depth information regarding plant health and care. A recipe for a successful future. Thank you Sandra and Team

    JM
    10/13/2019
    Jane M.
    Salvia purchase

    Purchased four salvia. Impressed by swift delivery and cleverly secure packaging. Thank you!

    A
    03/12/2019
    Alice
    Fast delivery and arrived very healthy

    Arrived the day after ordering and was very pleased with how healthy the plant looked, and it has had lots of new growth in the last few weeks. Really loved the special touches like having lots of info on how to care for my plants.

    CK
    02/18/2019
    Claire K.
    Great customer service

    Thank you for your excellent customer service. I have had success with all plants I have purchased from you, however Salvia semiatrata seems to give me some grief. Of the two plants you recently sent me,one being a replacement, one is doing fine and the other is struggling. I absolutely love this plant and the beautiful colours of its flowers, so I shall not give up on it. Thank you again for the replacement. Claire