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Andean Silver-leaf Sage

Salvia discolor is a 2-3 foot high herbaceous shrub which has flowers of an almost black color. The species name discolor refers to the two colors of the fragrant leaf - green on top and silver beneath. The stems are very sticky so it is recommended that this perennial be placed back from a pathway. This is a water wise plant that is attractive to hummingbirds. Photos by Laurel Woodley

Salvia discolor has almost black flowers with a light calyx.
Andean Silver-leaf Sage has stick stems.
Latin Name: 
Salvia discolor
Family Name: 
Lamiaceae
Place of Origin: 
Peru
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Garden Location: 
Promenade