Salvia dolomitica, South African Sage

Salvia dolomitica

South African Sage
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: South Africa
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliagePink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

This small shrub measures between 2 and 5 feet tall and performs best in full sun and moderate water. Salvia dolomitica is a great option for gardeners looking to add both color and fragrant foliage to their landscape. The ornamental foliage of this South African Sage is deep green and will fit any landscaping style. The pink flowers attract numerous butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden.

Planting and Growing Salvia dolomitica is best in the USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11. It is drought tolerant and tolerates a variety of soil conditions. Generally, it is a very low maintenance plant, however, it requires well-draining soil with moderate waterings. Pruning may be necessary in order to keep the shape of the plant and encouraging more flowering.

For those who live in cooler climates, this plant can be grown in a pot with some caution. To help protect it from the cold temperatures, the pot should be placed in an area of the garden that receives full sun and has some protection from the wind. The pot should also be filled with a fast-draining soil, and during winter, the soil should be kept slightly moist. Mulch around the plants will also help to protect the roots during colder weather. With the proper care and protection, Salvia dolomitica is sure to bring many years of beauty to the garden.

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