Salvia sagittata

The Arrow Leaved Sage comes from high altitude in the Andes, but so far has shown little resistance to our winters on our heavy clay. Its leaves are arrow-shaped (agitate), grey green, rugose on top and decorated with tiny white hairs on the underside. It makes an attractive plant, with long stems supporting layers of attractive foliage. The flowers are beautiful blue but yet to appear at Dixter. Full of character. Tender. Shrub. Sept-Nov. 1.5m. H2.

You can learn more about salvias by booking a place on our Salvia and Mint Study Day taking place this June, where plantswoman Marina Christopher will demonstrate the different species and their botanical characteristics along their various uses and their importance to the ecology of the garden.