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

Salvia guaranitica 'Violet Eyes'

Meg's Violet Sage

Plant Type Large shrub
Flower Colour Intense violet
Leaf Shape Cordate
Leaf Colour Green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Cool temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought Dry periods
Coastal No
Frost Light
Native Exotic
Flower Months Mar-Oct



There are more than 900 species of Salvia and ‘Violet Eyes’ is a large shrub that has deep violet flowers with white markings on the throat.  The leaves are ovate, slightly hairy and deep green. The plant is semi deciduous in colder climates, likes a partly shaded position and responds well to summer watering. An annual prune and a good feed with Osmocote Slow Release in late summer will keep the plant healthy and vigorous.


Salvia are closely related to Lavandula and Rosmarinus and as such work well together in the garden. In good conditions it will attain a height of 1.2-1.7 m with the flowers forming on 17cm long spikes from late spring to mid autumn.  Looks good at the back of a perennial garden of Penstemon and other Salvia.


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