Salvia misella

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Southern River Sage, Creeping Sage


Also known as Salvia riparia

Plant Specifics

Size:0.5-0.8 ft tall by 3-5 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Blue
Phenology:Winter dormant


Recommended Uses:Used as a ground cover, one of the relatively few Florida plants that both forms a low dense cover and survives shade.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



  • Larval host for Fulvous Hairstreak.
  • Attracts pollinators