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Salvia eigii (Eig's sage)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.6m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salvia eigii

Other names

Eig's sage

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Species

S. eigii - S. eigii is a borderline hardy, rosette-forming, evergreen perrenial with ovate, shallowly lobed, veined, dark grey-green leaves and, from winter into spring, upright stems bearing whorls of tubular, two-lipped flowers with pink upper lips and white lower lips.


Salvia eigii is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette

Flower

Magenta in Summer; Magenta in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Cut back to the basal rosettes after flowering.

Propagation

In mild areas, grow in a frame in spring. In areas with cold winters, sow under glass.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Salvia eigii (Eig's sage) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Starts blooming in winter in its native range. Survives temperatures down to -8C. 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 eigii

Other names

Eig's sage

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Species

S. eigii - S. eigii is a borderline hardy, rosette-forming, evergreen perrenial with ovate, shallowly lobed, veined, dark grey-green leaves and, from winter into spring, upright stems bearing whorls of tubular, two-lipped flowers with pink upper lips and white lower lips.

Native to

Israel

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette


Colour

Flower

Magenta in Summer; Magenta in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Cut back to the basal rosettes after flowering.

Propagation

In mild areas, grow in a frame in spring. In areas with cold winters, sow under glass.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salvia eigii (Eig's sage) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Starts blooming in winter in its native range. Survives temperatures down to -8C. 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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