Salvia forskaohlei

Scientific name: Salvia forskaohlei

Synonym: Salvia forsskaolii


Common names: “Balkan sage” “Forskahl’s sage”

Plant Type: Perennial, Semi-evergreen in Victoria


Zone: 4-8

Light: Full sun – part shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Average

Moisture: Well drained average, doesn’t handle drought


Plant Size: H 18″ W 3′

Leaf and Stem shape: Big aromatic ovate leaves

Flower: long spikes of violet flowers with white tubes, opening in summer and early autumn

Maintenance: Low, can deadhead for a second flush

Landscape use: Flower beds, mixed borders, cottage, container

Propagate: By seeds, basal cuttings

Pests & Disease: Rust & insects may attack during a hot summer

*Deer resistant?

Comments: Native to the Balkans, attracts bees



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