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Salvia elegans

Classification

Order: Lamiales
   Family: Lamiaceae
            Genus: Salvia
                        Specie: Salvia elegans

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 6 ft (1.8 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Soft downy leaves; scarlet-red flowers spring?autumn

Uses: Shrub borders Tubs Cottage gardens

Zones: 8?11

Description: This native of Mexico and Guatemala gets its common name from the distinctive pineapple aroma of its crushed leaves. In mild climates it grows up to 6 ft (1.8 m) tall but is much shorter in cold areas. The leaves are soft and downy with finely serrated ed

Growth Habit: Upright branching habit

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