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Salvia officinalis Minimus

Salvia officinalis Minimus
SKU: HC018241
No longer available this season.
Culinary 'Minimus' is great in the kitchen and the garden. The small fine textured leaves are used for cooking while the showy deep lavender-blue flowers are beautiful in the garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Salvia officinalis Minimus
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Fragrant, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
15" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


15" tall x 18" wide (cutting propagated). "Minimus" is valuable in the xeriscape for both its showy deep lavender-blue flowers and its dense mound of finely textured and scented, culinary leaves. It seems to tolerate more clay in its soil than other Salvia officinalis cultivars. Plant it with other late-spring bloomers like Hymenoxys acaulis.