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Salvia cuatrecasana (Columbian mountain sage)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salvia cuatrecasana

Other names

Columbian mountain sage

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Species

S. cuatrecasana - S. cuatrecasana is an upright, tender, evergreen, woody-based perennial or subshrub with elliptic to narrowly ovate, veined, sparsely hairy, mid- to bright green leaves and, from late summer into autumn, racemes of tubular, white-marked, magenta to reddish-purple flowers with darker calyces.


Salvia cuatrecasana is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic

Habit

Upright

Flower

Magenta in Summer; Magenta in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green, Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering, cutting the oldest stems down to two-three nodes from the base. Feed and mulch after pruning.

Propagation

Tends to self-seed in ideal growing conditions. In mild, frost-free areas, grow in a frame in spring. In frost-prone areas, sow under glass 6-8 weeks before the last frost date.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Salvia cuatrecasana (Columbian mountain sage) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Greenhouse, Indoor, Mediterranean, Wildlife

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in fertile. well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Will typically bloom into winter in the mildest areas of its growing range. Mulch in hot summers to keep roots cool. Light frosts may kill top growth but it may resprout from the base. Can be grown as an annual. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full or filtered sunlight.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Salvia cuatrecasana

Other names

Columbian mountain sage

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Species

S. cuatrecasana - S. cuatrecasana is an upright, tender, evergreen, woody-based perennial or subshrub with elliptic to narrowly ovate, veined, sparsely hairy, mid- to bright green leaves and, from late summer into autumn, racemes of tubular, white-marked, magenta to reddish-purple flowers with darker calyces.

Native to

Colombia

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Magenta in Summer; Magenta in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green, Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering, cutting the oldest stems down to two-three nodes from the base. Feed and mulch after pruning.

Propagation

Tends to self-seed in ideal growing conditions. In mild, frost-free areas, grow in a frame in spring. In frost-prone areas, sow under glass 6-8 weeks before the last frost date.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salvia cuatrecasana (Columbian mountain sage) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Greenhouse, Indoor, Mediterranean, Wildlife

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in fertile. well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Will typically bloom into winter in the mildest areas of its growing range. Mulch in hot summers to keep roots cool. Light frosts may kill top growth but it may resprout from the base. Can be grown as an annual. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full or filtered sunlight.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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