Great Columbian Red Mountain Sage

Salvia libanensis

This glorious, rare species from the mountains of Columbia’s cloud forests has almost disappeared due to deforestation. Blooms year-round with 8” red-stemmed spikes of bright scarlet tubular open-mouthed blooms, emerging from fuzzy bright red calyces. A hummingbird magnet, and deer and gopher resistant!

Water: Moderate to Moist

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Multi-branching to 8’ tall and 4’ across with 4 to 5” fuzzy, heart-shaped leaves

Light: Partial Sun to Shade, needs protection from afternoon sun in hot Summer climates

Soil: Dress with compost once or twice a year

Origin: Cloud forests of Colombia

Additional Characteristics: Deer Resistant

Great Columbian Red Mountain Sage