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Salvia argentea
Salvia argentea
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Salvia argentea

Silver Sage

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.468.030

An unusual foliage plant, valued for its intensely silver, fuzzy leaves that are arranged in a wide rosette. Spikes of yellowish flowers will appear in the second year, but these are usually removed. Excellent at the front of the border where the foliage can be seen and appreciated. A short-lived perennial, but spectacular for a couple of years. If small side shoots appear in the second spring they can be removed with roots to produce another generation of plants. Plants can also be allowed to flower and set seeds, since self-sown seedlings usually will result. Must have excellent drainage.

Further details for
Salvia argentea

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   45-70 cm
   18-27 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.