Salvia dorisiana

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 Salvia dorisiana subsp. var.  Fruit-scented sage, Peach sage
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Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 36 in to 48 in
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Bloom: early winter, mid winter, late winter
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 10 to 12
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Lamiaceae > Salvia dorisiana var. ,

Salvia dorisiana, Fruit-scented sage or Peach sage, is a perennial shrub native to Honduras. It grows 1-1.3 m tall, and is heavily branched. The leaves have a fruity scent when brushed, and large magenta-pink flowers that bloom in winter. Salvia dorisiana was first described in 1950, and has become popular as a greenhouse plant. The flowers reach up to 5 cm in length, with a lime-green calyx about the same length. The entire plant is covered in hairs whose glands release a pineapple-grapefruit scent.[1]

Salvia dorisiana was apparently named after Doris, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and the wife of Nereus. She was mother to the fifty Nereids.[1]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 Clebsch, Betsy; Carol D. Barner (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 112. ISBN 9780881925609. 

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