Salvia leucantha

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    Salvia leucantha @ HIgashiyama zoo
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    Salvia leucantha @ Tsukuba Botanical Garden
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    Salvia leucantha @ Kiba Park

Basic information

Flower Name
Salvia leucantha
Formal Name
Salvia leucantha
Alias
Amethyst sage, Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet sage
Habitat
Mexico
Morph
Half-hardy perennial herb

Comment

Amethyst sage , Mexican Bush Sage or Velvet sage , scientific name:Salvia leucantha , is a half-hardy perennial herb of the department Lamiaceae of Salvia genus native to Mexico. Stretch out the spikes in the fall, from the reddish-purple calyxes, small lip shaped white or pale peach, red-purple flowers bloom one after another. Prefers dry, prefers taking the place of origin of name, also called Mexican Bush Sage, such as local land and away from direct sunlight. The leaves, long and narrow, gray-green veins stand out. Is not suitable for cooking and other ornamental use dried flowers and Potpourri. What blooms in red-purple flowers from calyx purplish-red is called "perprmexicanbush", to differentiate.

General name:Salvia leucantha ,scientific name: Salvia leucantha, also known as: Amethyst sage, Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage, origin: Mexico, living type: half hardy perennial plant (herb), height: 30-200 cm, plant width: 80-150 cm, leaf shape, long lanceolate, leaf color: gray green, Leaf arrangement: cross vs. leaves: soft hair and fragrance is available, left-right asymmetric flowers, floral flowers (flowers and sunshine will be shorter), flowers: spikes, inflorescence length: 10 ~ 30 cm, flower diameter: 2 cm, covered with soft hair coloration: white, light pink, reddish-purple, Calyx form: lip-shaped, Corolla: lip, Calyx color: velvet red purple, stamens number: 5 Pistil: 1 in advanced 2 crack, flowering: from September to November , the-fruit fruit type: 4 rooms.

Detailed information

Order
Lamiales
Family
Lamiaceae
Genus
Salvia
Species
S. leucantha
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
Labiate
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Botanic gardenpark
Color
Pink, Violet, White
Season
SepOctNov
Height
30 ~ 200 [cm]
Diameter
2 ~ 2

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