Salvia canariensis

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 Salvia canariensis subsp. var.  Canary Island sage
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Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 4 ft to 7 ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 11
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Flower features: blue, purple, white
Lamiaceae > Salvia canariensis var. ,

Salvia canariensis (Canary Island sage) is an erect perennial shrub native to the Canary Islands. It can reach 2-2.3 m in height and 1.5 m width in a single season. The triangular leaves are pale green, and the stems and underside of the leaves are covered with long white hairs. The flowers range from pale purple to deep purple magenta.[1]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Salvia canariensis, Linn. Shrub, about 6 ft. high: st. shrubby, white-lanate: lvs. petiolate, lanceolate, hastate-triangular, subglabrous; floral lvs. ovate-lanceolate, membranaceous and colored: racemes branched; floral whorls approximate, distinct, about 6-fld.; calyx incurved-campanulate, the lips dilated membranaceous, colored; corolla purplish, the galea somewhat falcate. Canary Isls.—Probably not in common cult.

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  1. Clebsch, Betsy; Carol D. Barner (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 57. ISBN 9780881925609. 

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