Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Salvia virgata, Southern Meadow Sage, Wand Sage

Common Name: Southern Meadow Sage, Wand Sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Species: virgata

Characteristics of Plant
pink-purple or magenta


under some circumstances, Wand Sage may be invasive
This one is involved in another Taxonomic Tussle. I will describe the conflict, in hopes that someone more knowledgeable than I will speak up -
-- S. pratensis has been given as a synonym to this one
-- S. nemerosa is described as being similar to this one
But neither of the foregoing are as pink, nor as limited to southern zones.

Life Cycle

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 8
Zone 9
Zone 10

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Form


Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Reproduces By

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