|Genus Name: Salvia|
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Common Name: Chiapas Sage, Meadow Sage
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8 & warmer: Needs frost protection in the winter, over winter indoors.
Growth Habit: Bright fuchsia blooms and blooms throught the growing season. One of the best shade loving sages. Deep frequent watering as well as moisture on it's leaves to imitate cloud forest habitat.
Height & Spacing: 1.5 -2 foot height & width
Soil & Drainaged
Butterflies and Hummingbirds nectar
Nectar for Hummingbirds
Gardens Use: Use in hanging basket and containers.
Comments: Half strength of liquid fertilizer througout the growing season. Cut back foliage hard in the late spring, encourage a rest period before fresh growth begins. If Chiapensis is brought into a light filter greenhouse during the winter, flowering will continue. It's a tireless bloomer.
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