Baby sage Salvia microphylla

baby sage


S. microphylla is an evergreen shrub with light green, aromatic, ovate leaves and deep red flowers in terminal racemes in late summer and autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      baby sage

    • Common names

      Salvia macellaria

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1-1.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    group 9

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by basal or softwood cuttings in spring or early summer or semi-ripe cuttings late summer or autumn with bottom heat

  • insectPests

    May be prone to slugs and snails, capsid bug, leafhoppers or rosemary beetle

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free in well-drained soil