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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 30 in (75 cm)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Gray-green, aromatic, wrinkled leaves, hairy beneath; white to purple flowers in summer

Uses: Shrub borders Tubs Cottage gardens Medicinal properties

Zones: 5?10

Description: Native to Spain, the Balkans and northern Africa, this species is naturalized in southern Europe and widely cultivated. For centuries the plant has been used for both medicinal and culinary purposes, its beauty as a small shrub often being overlooked. Gro

Growth Habit: Multi-stemmed habit

Comments: Several cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Low-growing shrub usually under 0.5 m (1.5 feet) tall, never exceeding 1 meter (3 feet) tall at maturity.

Duration: Perennial

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