Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Salvia amarissima, Bitter Mexican Sage

Common Name: Bitter Mexican Sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Species: amarissima

Characteristics of Plant
Best in shady moist area, but not necessarily a dark dungeon, and definitely with good drainage

has medicinal uses in its native Mexico

pretty creamy, light-blue flowers with large lower lip; has an overall graceful habit

blooms late summer through fall

3-4' x 4'

tender shrub, zones 9-11

Sun Exposure
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Form


Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Pale Blue

Reproduces By
Stem Fragments

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