Varieties Of Salvia For Part Shade Or Shade

Bright red salvia flowers growing on a plant

Many gardeners relish salvia for its prolific summer-long bloom period and ability to withstand hot, dry conditions. Sometimes called sage, these ornamental plants are popular for borders and mass plantings. Salvia flowers are well-adapted for containers and make excellent cut flowers. Most species prefer full sun locations, but can salvias grow in shade? Salvia Sunlight Requirements It’s estimated there are between 700 and 3000 species in the salvia genus, which is a member of the mint family. Most salvia species, including culinary sage (Salvia officinalis), prefer 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Some species of salvia are tolerant of partial shade exposure (3 to 6 hours of sunlight per day), but may not bloom as profusely in less sunny areas of the garden. A few ornamental species of salvia actually prefer partial sun and can tolerate shady spots which receive less than 4 hours of sunlight per […]

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