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Salvia karwinskii - Karwinski's Sage

Salvia karwinskii is a large sage from the mountains of Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador. Salvia karwinskii grows on the margins of pine and oak forests at elevations from 4,000-8,000 feet. It seems to grow best in sun at the coast and light shade in the inland valleys. The large gray-white leaves were the first thing that I noticed. Salvia karwinskii can have pink or red flowers. In our area the pink is the only one that I have seen. It has survived into the low 20°'s in our area. Expect your Salvia karwinskii to grow 6 to 10 feet tall and to about half of that width.

Salvia karwinskii, Karwinski's Sage

Flowers and foliage of Salvia karwinskii, Karwinski's Sage. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.