Karwinski’s Sage

Salvia karwinskii

A winter bloomer with the ability to produce ample bright bubblegum pink flowers even during short periods of freezing weather, with temperatures as low as 20F. We love the way the assertive pink of its flowers contrasts beautifully with its furry gray leaves. Because of its tall upright stature, it makes a good screen or background planting, but can also be grown in a large patio container. Adored by pollinators and hummers who come to feed throughout the wintertime.

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Perennial, strikingly columnar shrub to 12' tall

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Average, well-draining soil

Origin: Moist mountain forests of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, typically growing in or near pine or oak forests at 4,000 to 8,000' elevation

Karwinski’s Sage