Andean Sage

Salvia discolor

The flowers are such a dark purple that they almost look black. Large and showy, they bloom from Spring through Autumn and contrast beautifully with its aqua-colored leaves with stark white undersides. This plant’s wiry stems climb upward like vines looking lovely in a hanging basket, in a container with a light trellis, or on bamboo poles supporting its sprawling growth. Situate this sage where it will delight you with its black currant fragrance. This is one of our favorite plants, and we are glad to report that deer don’t seem to like it! An added bonus is that it thrives in partial shade.

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Can be somewhat frost tender, but when planted in a protected spot will be fine through the Winter

Habit: Herbaceous perennial to 2' tall

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Well-draining soil

Origin: High Andes of Peru

Additional Characteristics: Deer Resistant

Andean Sage