Friday, February 4, 2011

Salvia melissodora....the salvias are flowering again in Polyhouse 7

Grape scented sage is one of my favorite salvias. I like the flowers, the leaves, the fragrance of both, and the name (from the Greek for honeybee + fragrant). It's a plant that's been on my list for Florida for the entire four years I've gardened there. I just never got it done

It gets large, I read 6-7' but have never seen a plant as tall as I am (6'2"). In the heat of summer, the leaves are bluer/grayer than they are now. I know it has been used medicinally by native Americans in Mexico too. Wow. Good plant!

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