PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Salvia involucrata 'Joan'

Joan's Sage

Plant Type Large shrub
Flower Colour Fuchsia pink
Leaf Shape Ovate - small
Leaf Colour Green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought Dry periods
Coastal No
Frost Moderate
Native Mexico
Flower Months Jan-Jun



There are more than 900 species of Salvia and Salvia involucrata ‘Joan’ has light pink flowers and leaves hat are ovate with purplish backs and deep green tops. The plant is tolerant of moderate frosts, grows well in full sun to a partly shaded position and responds well to summer watering. An annual prune and a good feed with Osmocote in late summer will keep the plant healthy and vigorous.


Joan has a loose upright habit and is a little smaller than the species in only reaching 1.3m tall.  Salvia are closely related to Lavandula and Rosmarinus and as such work well together in the garden. Plant with other Salvia like ‘Omaha Gold’ or Salvia madrensis for a large colourful background hedge or in a large bed of assorted Penstemon and Lavender


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