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Salvia dominica
(Dominican Sage, Pungent Sage) 

Synonym:  Salvia graveolens
Origin:  Native to Middle East
Family:  Lamiaceae  (Mint)
Light:  Full sun
Height:  1.5-4'
Spacing:  4-8'
Blooms:  Fragrant, prolific, large, delicate whorls of white and yellow with lavender tint, mid-Spring
Foliage:  Aromatic, herbaceous, green, fuzzy, lanceolate, crenate margin
Stems:  Aromatic
Soil:  Well-drained, sandy, composted, mildly acidic, neutral, mildly alkaline,  drought tolerant when established
Water:  Low, more in Summer
Uses:  Herb, hummingbird garden, butterfly garden, bee garden, perfumery, cosmetic manufacturing, essential oil
Propagation:  Seeds (Sow in Spring)

 

Comments:  Salvia dominica or Dominican Sage or Pungent Sage or Salvia graveolens is a small woody perennial herbal shrub with an upright growth habit.  It is a native to the Middle East and belongs to the mint family.  In mid-Spring, Salvia dominica produces showy, abundant fragrant, large delicate whorls of white and yellow blossoms with lavender tint.  Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds are magnetized by the nectar-rich blossoms.  Dominican Sage has aromatic fuzzy foliage on aromatic stems.  It is easily propagated from seeds sown in Spring.  Salvia graveolens thrives best in well-drained, sandy, composted, mildly acidic, neutral or mildly alkaline soil in a sunny environment.  It is low maintenance and tolerates drought conditions.  Mulch Salvia dominica well in Winter.  Grow Pungent Sage in a raised bed or container.  It is a useful plant for the manufacturing of cosmetics, perfume and the essential oil.
 
USDA Zones:  8-11



JennysGarden.com...Plant images and gardening description of herbal shrub, Salvia dominica  (Dominican Sage, Pungent Sage, Salvia graveolens) growing in Jenny's Garden


Image of hummingbird and butterfly attractor, Salvia dominica or Dominican Sage or Pungent Sage or Salvia graveolens coming soon...





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