Salvia dombeyi

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Salvia dombeyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
Species: S. dombeyi
Binomial name
Salvia dombeyi
Epling
Synonyms

Salvia longiflora Ruiz & Pavon

Salvia dombeyi is a tender perennial found at approximately 3000 m elevation in Peru, and is popular with gardeners in Bolivia and Peru. In cultivation, and with proper support, this vining sage can climb from 3–6 m. The heart-shaped dark green leaves have a long petiole with short hairs. The flowers are among the largest salvia flowers, typically at least 8 cm long—with a 4 cm currant-red calyx and a 9 cm scarlet corolla.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Clebsch, Betsy; Barner, Carol D. (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9.