Salvia misella

southern river sage, creeping sage

Lamiaceae

Synonyms:  Salvia riparia

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 0.5-0.8 ft    Width: 3-5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      blue
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Used as a ground cover, one of the relatively few Florida plants that both forms a low dense cover and survives shade.
Considerations: Depending on site, this plant may spread more than preferred, but easy to pull up if it is not wanted
Propagation: Easily propagated by dividing the root ball, but will also grow from seed
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: slightly acidic to slightly calcareous

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   9A,9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: Depending on cold, this may keep its leaves all year or die back during the winter. In colder areas, consider growing it as an annual. It adapts well to semi-shady to shady well-drained conditions.