Holway’s Sage

Salvia holwayi

Hailing from the cool highlands of Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico, this vigorous sage volunteers hundreds of brilliant cardinal red, whorled blossoms in late Fall. Popularized by Edward Holway – an American mycologist and plant collector who traveled to Mexico in the early 1900s – this sage blooms all Winter long in warmer areas, gracing its lush and bushy mass with much appreciated color and nectar for hummingbirds. If you need to quickly cover a large area in your garden, this is the sage for you!

Water: Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Grows 3 to 5' tall and can easily spread to 8 to 10 ' wide in one year. Its long floppy stems grow over and into other shrubs and trees.

Light: Full Sun to Shade

Soil: Well-draining, humus rich soils

Origin: Guatemala at elevations of 3,000–9,000' and at similar elevations in the Mexican state of Chiapas, where it frequently makes an understory in mixed pine and oak forests and thickets

Holway’s Sage