Salvia patens 'Lavender Lady' (Gentian Sage)
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Salvia patens 'Lavender Lady' (Gentian Sage)

Gentian Sage 'Lavender Lady', Spreading Sage 'Lavender Lady', Blue-Flowered Sage 'Lavender Lady'


Salvia patens 'Lavender Lady' (Gentian Sage) is a compact, upright perennial with showy racemes of slightly nodding, 2-lipped lavender flowers. Blooming from spring through summer, the blossoms are borne above the foliage of lance-shaped silvery green leaves. Native to Mexico, Salvia patens is fairly pest-free and low maintenance. Add this charming and graceful perennial to the landscape and you will be rewarded with abundant butterflies, hummingbirds and pollinating insect. Perfect for small gardens and patio containers.

  • Tender, this plant is hardy to zones 8-10 and is generally treated as an annual in cooler areas.
  • Grow up to 24 in. tall and wide (50 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun, in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Light shade is tolerated.
  • Well-suited to beds and borders, containers, city gardens, coastal gardens or cottage gardens.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Deer resistant.
  • Remove flower spikes as they fade to prolong flowering.
  • Propagate by division in spring and by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

 

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 9
Climate Zones 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Salvia - Sages
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 9
Climate Zones 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Salvia - Sages
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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