Shangri-la sage

Salvia moorcroftiana x indica

Shangri-la sage Salvia moorcroftiana x S. indica
Shangri-la sage Salvia moorcroftiana x S. indica
This sage combines the most attractive features of both its parents. Wide, sturdy leaves are broad and an attractive blue grey shade. Flower stems lean over the leaves and display lavender-blue flowers with a paler lip spotted purple. Flowering can continue for months, beginning in spring. Discovered as a chance seedling at Suncrest Nurseries, Watsonville CA.

Tips from the pros: Cut stems down to ground when blossoms fade to allow basal leaves to flourish again.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 2-3 feet
Width 2-3 feet
Flowering Season Spring to summer
Flower Color Lavender
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate to dry
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 5-9
Soil Type Clay, loam or sandy soil
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native No
Year Introduced 2017
Annual Commercial Maintenance Hand trim back dead stems in spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance and allow to go to seed. Thin out any undesireable seedlings.
Elevation Guide Up to 6200 ft