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Salvia microphylla

Common Name(s):
Baby sage, Blackcurrant sage, Graham's sage
Categories:
Native Plants, Perennials
Comment:

Salvia microphylla is an evergreen shrub found in the wild in southeastern Arizona and the mountains of eastern, western, and southern Mexico. It is a very complex species which easily hybridizes, resulting in numerous hybrids and cultivars brought into horticulture since the 1990s. The specific epithet microphylla, from the Greek, means "small leaved". In Mexico, it is called "mirto de montes," or "myrtle of the mountains.  This plant is slightly salt tolerant.

Salvia microphylla is grown in central Mexico as a medicinal plant, and used for making tea.

Height:
3-4 ft.
Flower Color:
Red, pink
Hardiness:
Deciduous
Zones:
7-10
Exposure:
Full sun
Tags:
salt tolerant

NCCES plant id: 3347