Salvia

Description

Salvia farinacea x Salvia longispicata "Mystic Spires Blue

Salvia farinacea x Salvia longispicata “Mystic Spires Blue

Salvia is known to be the largest genus of plants in the mint family , Lamiaceae, with 1000 species of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and annuals.This genus is distributed throughout the Old World and America with three distinct regions of diversity.

The Salivia species include, perennial, annual and bi annual herbs with woody shrubs as well.The stems are typically angled like the other members of the lamiceae family.They are toothed or sometimes divided pinnately.The flowering stems are known to bear small bracts that are ornamental and showy as well.There are various varieties and colors of flowers.Many members of the Saliva have trichomes or hairs that grow on the leaves, stems and flowers that help to reduce water loss.The Saliva is a flower that is sweetly fragranted.

Taxonomy

Salvia is known to be the largest genus of plants in the mint family , Lamiaceae, with 1000 species of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and annuals

Distribution

Salvia is distributed all across Central America, South America,Central Asia and the Mediterranean islands as well as Eastern Asia.

Habitat

A Salvia blooming in the woodlands

A Salvia blooming in the woodlands

Salvia is a flower that is native to the Mediterranean regions of Europe as well as Africa.It is also found in some regions of the USA. They require good amount of sunlight for 3-4 hours as well as shallow and rocky soil.They cannot grow in too much moisture ridden soil.These plants do not grow to be very tall are are typically 1.5 to 2 feet tall.

Cultivation

Salvia plants grow best in light shade with 3 or 4 hours of direct morning sunlight. You should Avoid direct sunlight during midday. They do not tolerate a lot of strong direct sunlight. On the other hand, they do not do well in deep shade either

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