Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Salvia guaranitica, Brazilian Sage

Common Name: Brazilian Sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Species: guaranitica

Characteristics of Plant
In Maryland zone 7, after wintering outdoors during a strangely mild winter, it reached 6' in my garden (We may be zone 7, but this zone 7 plant never wintered outside before). Of all the sages in the National Arboretum sage collection, this one was most constantly hovered over by hummingbirds during our visit, even with visitors coming and going.

Life Cycle

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9
Zone 10

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet
4 -6 feet

Plant Form


Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color


Reproduces By
Stem Fragments

Attractive to Wildlife

(Image by Bluespiral)
"Dukes it out well with other garden thugs; constant bloomer"
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