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

Salvia microphylla 'Cyclamen'

Cyclamen Sage

Plant Type Med shrub
Flower Colour Cerise
Leaf Shape Ovate - small
Leaf Colour Green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought No
Coastal No
Frost Moderate
Native Mexico
Flower Months Oct-May



There are more than 900 species of Salvia, mostly from Southern USA, Central and South America.  Salvia microphylla {syn: Salvia grahami} is from Mexico and Arizona.  It has small rounded and aromatic leaves.  ‘Cyclamen’ as its name implies has masses of stunning cyclamen pink flowers from late spring through to early winter.  


It is a small heavily branched shrub reaching 80 cm tall and spreading to 80 cm wide.  It is an hardy shrub being tolerant of moderate frosts, full sun and low water.  It will also grow in partial shade but may not flower as well as in full sun.  An annual feed with Osmocote after flowering will keep it growing well and it may be pruned in early spring if desired.  Looks great interplanted with  Heuchera ‘Purple Petticoats’, Tricyrtis ‘Empress’ or Dianella nigra for an all year flower show.


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