Salvia Muirii Southern Sage

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(Salvia muirii)


A small shrub with fragrant grey/green foliage on woody stems.


Violet blue flowers with a splash of white from mid-summer to the end of autumn.


Grows best in a sunny position in well drained soil and will tolerate considerable cold and dryness. Use scattered through a small perennial garden or as a loose border plant.


Easy to grow. Prune the plant by about 15% mid spring and after flowering.


Regular applications of Seasol and PowerFeed over spring-autumn period will keep it looking its best.


  • Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
  • Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
  • Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.

Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.

CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.

Herb Attributes

Plants Needed per Square Metre 4
Habit A compact perennial with twiggy stems, small foliage and underground roots that don’t sucker will regenerate after fire.
Position Full Sun, Light Frost.
Height 40CM
Width 50CM