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flower for a long time; grow well in hot, dry conditions; and they provide a variety of bloom shapes, color, and fragrance. Here’s how to grow salvia plants in your garden!

Salvia is a large genus of plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, which includes over 900 species of annuals, perennials, and shrubs. The most common type of Salvia grown in gardens is Salvia officinalis, also known as common sage or culinary sage. Salvia plants are prized for their attractive foliage and showy spikes of flowers in shades of blue, purple, red, and pink.

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Purchase Description

  • Salvia Splendens (Purple)  Plant
  • Product Material : Natural Plant With Pot , Quantity : 1
  • Pot : Height : 5 Inches (13 cm), Pot Colour : Black (Plastic)
  • Very easy to maintain and Suitable for gifting to Plant Lovers

Plant Description



  • Plant salvias after all danger of frost is past in the spring. See local frost dates.


  • Salvias prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Many varieties will also do well in part-shade.
  • Loosen the soil to a depth of 12 inches, removing any large stones or roots.
  • Mix in a 3-inch layer of compost to provide nutrients.


  • Dig a hole twice the diameter of the container the plant is in.
  • Remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface.
  • Space plants 1 to 3 feet apart, depending on the variety.
  • Carefully fill in around the plant and firm the soil gently.
  • Water thoroughly.



  • Add a thin layer of mulch around the plant to retain moisture and control weeds.
  • Keep soil moist through the growing season.
  • Remove faded flowers to encourage continuous blooming.
  • Wait until new growth begins in early spring to remove old stems.
  • Divide perennial salvias every 3 years. The best time to divide is in early spring, before new growth begins.

  • Powdery mildew
  • Aphids
  • Spider mites
  • Whiteflies
  • Root rot
  • Botrytis blight

    There are over 900 species of salvias and many of the tender perennial species are popular as annuals in regions where they are not fully winter hardy.

    The following common salvias are usually grown as annuals. They may be grown as perennials in warmer regions.

  • Scarlet or Texas Sage (Salvia coccinea) – Scarlet sage has bright red flowers on 10-inch spikes. It is hardy in Zone 9 and higher.
  • Pineapple Sage (S. elegans) – Pineapple sage has bright red edible flowers in late summer and the leaves have a pineapple fragrance.
  • Bedding Sage (S. splendens) – The common bloom color is scarlet red but it also comes in purple, orange, lavender, yellow and white. Bedding sage has heart-shaped leaves.


  • The ancient Greeks and Romans used salvia as a memory enhancer.
  • The name Salvia comes from the Latin word salvere, which means “to heal.” Salvia is known for its healing properties.

Disclaimer: The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

Medicinal Use of salvia

Salvia is a genus of plants that includes several species, some of which have been traditionally used for medicinal purposes. However, it is important to note that the medicinal use of salvia should only be undertaken under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional, as some species of salvia can be toxic or have potentially dangerous interactions with other medications.

One species of salvia that has been studied for its potential medicinal uses is Salvia officinalis, commonly known as sage. Sage has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, including sore throats, digestive issues, and menstrual cramps. Some research has suggested that sage may have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties.

Another species of salvia that has been studied is Salvia miltiorrhiza, also known as Dan shen. This plant is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat cardiovascular disease. Some research has suggested that Dan shen may help to lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels, and improve blood flow.

It is important to note that while some species of salvia may have potential medicinal uses, they can also have negative side effects or interact with other medications. It is always best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using salvia for medicinal purposes.



Q: What is a Salvia Plant?

A: Salvia is a large genus of plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, which includes over 900 species of annuals, perennials, and shrubs. They are known for their attractive foliage and showy spikes of flowers in shades of blue, purple, red, and pink.


Q: What type of light does a Salvia Plant need?

A: Most Salvia species prefer full sun to light shade.


Q: How often should I water my Salvia Plant?

A: Salvia plants are drought-tolerant and do best with well-drained soil. Water them deeply, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Over-watering can lead to root rot.


Q: What type of soil is best for a Salvia Plant?

A: Salvia plants prefer well-drained soil with a slightly alkaline pH.


Q: What temperature is best for a Salvia Plant?

A: Salvia plants are generally hardy and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures.


Q: How often should I fertilize my Salvia Plant?

A: Fertilize Salvia plants once a month during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.


Q: How do I prune my Salvia Plant?

A: Prune Salvia plants regularly to keep them compact and encourage branching. Pinch back the tips of the plants to promote bushiness and cut back any stems that have flowered to encourage new growth and encourage reblooming.


Q: How can I propagate my Salvia Plant?

A: Salvia plants can be propagated from seeds, cuttings, or division.


Q: Are Salvia Plants poisonous?

A: Some species of Salvia can be toxic to pets and livestock if ingested, so it's important to research the specific species you have and take appropriate precautions. Salvia officinalis (culinary sage) is not toxic and is safe to use in cooking.



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