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Salvia iodantha - Mexican Fuchsia Sage

Salvia iodantha is a large shrub. In our garden it has been an upright 8 feet. A couple of plants sprawled but I cut them back hard and they re-sprouted from the base. Salvia iodantha is native to the mountains of Mexico at elevations ranging between 2,500-10,500 feet. It is hardy in the landscape into the low 20°'s though the upper portion of the plant dies back. The flowers are beautiful but the new leaves have a wonderful color of purple. As the plant blooms the color seems to flow out of the leaves and into the flowers. Salvia iodantha is a great addition to the butterfly garden as well as the hummingbird garden.

Salvia iodantha, Mexican Fuchsia Sage

Flowers and foliage of Salvia iodantha, Mexican Fuchsia Sage. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.