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.
CareProvide full sun to partial shade and most any well-drained soil. Deadheading flowers will encourage more blooms.
PropagationTake softwood cuttings at any time or divide in early spring.
ProblemsSalvias are generally trouble-free, but watch for the occasional aphid, spider mite, or whitefly.
- Genus : Salvia
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Moisture : Adaptable
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Foliage
- Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest