Dwarf common sage

Salvia officinalis 'Minimus'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of High Country Gardens
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Dwarf common sage (Salvia officinalis 'Minimus')
SAL-vee-ah oh-fi-shi-NAH-lis
Genus:  Salvia
Dwarf common sage is a tightly compact form of the culinary common sage ( S. officinalis ), which is notable for its narrow, fragrant, gray-green leaves and lavender-blue, white-lined flowers in late spring or early summer. It is extremely xeric and does not self-seed. 'Minimus' grows to just 15 to 18 inches tall.
Care:  Provide full sun to partial shade and most any well-drained soil. Deadheading flowers will encourage more blooms.
Propagation:  Take softwood cuttings at any time or divide in early spring.
Problems:  Salvias are generally trouble-free, but watch for the occasional aphid, spider mite, or whitefly.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring
Flower Color
Island Paradise,
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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