Species and Varieties
Salvia Plants vary in flower color, foliage and size, and with over 900 species the genus has a lot to offer gardeners.
These are a perennial plant that have a low water requirement, flowering summer through to autumn, they love a sunny position and attract birds to the garden.
With the right selection of plants you can have flowers for most of the year, and these are one plant that is very easy to prune.
To help you make the right best selection for your garden we have articles on most of the better varieties.
Some species are well behaved, while others may spread a little to quickly for you liking. To help you make the right best selection for your garden we provide notes on some of the best old and new varieties available for sale.
These plants are a member of the mint family, and commonly called sage, huge range of foliage types and flower colours. They are a tough evergreen plant and easy care.
Frost Tolerant Salvias
Some species are regarded as frost tolerant and some are not. If you are looking for frost tolerant species try, Salvia buchananii, leucantha and villosa, all hardy evergreen salvias.
Deciduous Salvia Species
Some varieties are not evergreen, such as Salvia verticillata, azura and patens.
Salvia Plants for Tropical Climates
Salvias plants suitable for tropical and subtropical climates include: Salvia concolor, discolor, iodantha, patens, sessia and wagneriana.
Salvia Plants for Culinary uses include:
- Culinary Sage, (Salvia officinalis) probably the most widely used salvia for cooking, used in roasts, Tuscan and Italian cooking. Sage butter sauce is popular.
- Salvia rosmarinus – Yes Rosemary has been reclassified as a Salvia
- Pineapple Sage, ( Salvia elegens) used for desserts and flavouring drinks
- Salvia fruticosa, used for sage tea.
- Chia (Salvia hispanica) seeds are used in baking, Chia sprouts are used in salads in a similar way to other sprouts
Salvia plants are available for sale online from the following nurseries
Large range of Rare, Unusual and Old Fashioned Perennials. Includes Artemisias, Achilleas, Geraniums, Geums, Salvias, Penstemon and Francoa.
Little Hampton, Vic 345
"Mail order nursery specialising in cottage garden perennials, flowering shrubs, Trilliums, Hostas and Pacific Coast Iris. Flat rate express postage - Except WA & TAS"
Online and Retail Melbourne and Geelong based garden centres. Check out their large range of indoor and outdoor plants, Australian Natives, Fruit Trees and Edibles, Succulents, Gardenias, Camellias, Hydrangeas plus a full range garden products for delivery in Melbourne.
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.
125 Palmer Rd Jindivick 3818
Open Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.
Large variety of Epimediums, Woodland plants and Herbaceous perennials
Mail order or nursery. We do not send to Tasmania or WA
862 Midland Highway Mount Rowan Vic 3352
We offer over 245 varieties of Fuchsia, tubestock, pots, baskets and standards. Mail order specialists. Open 7 days by appointment.
357 Monbulk Road SILVAN VIC 3795
Guaranteed "garden worthy" bulbs, plants and perennials. Visit the website to browse our large range of daffodils or request the latest free catalogue.
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
"Guaranteed mail order flowering bulbs, perennials, roses, trees, landscaping plants, garden accessories and community fundraising Austra lia-wide."
'Umbango' 750 Humula Rd, Humula NSW 2652
Phone 0408692773 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.
PO Box 7040 Leura NSW 2780
Rare woodland plants, Trilliums Epimediums, Arisaemas, plus much more.www.lynnsrareplants.com.au
KERRY MITCHELL’S NURSERY IN A GARDEN – phone: 02 45 760349
661 Comleroy Rd Kurrajong NSW 2758
Small mail order and retail nursery. Over 200 different salvias, species & perfumed camellias, rare & interesting perennials & old roses displayed in the garden & for sale.