How to grow Salvia jamensis

Salvia jamensis grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Salvia also known as Jamensis sage, Salvia jamensis perennial evergreen and in cold climate grow as annual plant, used as ornamental plant for the fragrant flowers and the shape and the colors, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 9-11 (as perennial) 5-8 (as annual).

Leaves fragrant in color green and the shape ovate to elliptic.

Salvia jamensis flower

Flower color can be: pink, red, white, yellow, purple or more than one color, the flower shapes its dancer body with dress.

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How to grow Salvia jamensis – growing condition and care:

Well drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed (care instruction bellow) / Vegetative reproduction- possible by bending a branch over and covering it with soil, or by cutting, the cutting possible to put in water and switch the water every few days or put the stem in soil better peat soil and better with root growth hormone, in both cutting methods better to do it in warm spring or in autumn in hardiness zone 10b-11 in half shade

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, in order to get the same color or cultivars need to start by cutting, if won’t start from cutting can’t ensure what color the flowers will be because all are hybrid, as annual plant must start from cutting

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season?
Spring as annual plant, spring to summer in hardiness zone 9, spring or autumn in hardiness zone 10b, if the summer not too much hot possible in summer, all year in hardiness zone 11.

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
0.7-1.2 m, 28-48 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter / flower pot / containers:
Yes, when grow in container, size 10-20L (2.6-5.2 gallons), require small to average amount of water with well-drained soil and the water go out of the pot, better not to use bottom of pot, every few years to switch soil can be all or just part of the soil, soil need to be well ventilated and make enough hole in the containers with good drainage, can us in potting mix or peat soil with perlite or vermiculite.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Entire year, less in the winter in colder climate

General information about the flower
Dancer flower, the flower shape its dancer body with dress, flowers color: pink, red, white, yellow, purple or more than one color


Nachtvlinder – the plant can reach a height of 75cm (30 inches) and a spread of 60cm (24 inches). Flowers color is maroon-purple. Blooming period is really long from late spring until autumn.

Ignition Purple – Flowers color is violet-purple. The plant is used for decorative pots.

Pluenn – Flowers color is pink. Plant size when matures is 80cm (32 inches) height and 80cm (32 inches) spread.

Hot Lips – Red and white bicolor flowers. Plant size when matures is 60 to 90cm (24 to 35 inches) height and 60 to 90cm (24 to 35 inches) spread. Blooming season is from early summer to the first frosts.

California Sunset – Flowers color is pale salmon pastel.

Royal Bumble – Flowers color is shiny red. Plant size when matures is 80cm (32 inches) height and 100cm (40 inches) spread.

Dyson’s Orangey Pink – Flowers color is coral-salmon. Plant size when matures is 60 to 90cm (24 to 36 inches) height and 60 to 90cm (24 to 36inches) spread.

Sierra San Antonio – Flowers color is light pinkish-peach. Plant size when matures is 80cm (32 inches) height and 30cm (12 inches) spread.

Scientific name:

Salvia jamensis

How to grow Salvia jamensis

Salvia jamensis flowers

Salvia jamensis


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Fragrance
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9