Scientific nameThis upright shrub has light green leaves and dull red, crimson or grey-blue flower, with a shape is typical of the related wild sages.
Propagate by seed or cutting. Sow seeds in a well drained soil from which they will germinate quickly. Pot when true leaves appear.
Stem cuttings should be taken in spring, from new growth that is just firming up into semi-hardwood. Use rooting hormone and a mist unit with bottom heat to ensure a higher success rate.
This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.
We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!
Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
It provides medicinal value
Suitable for sandy soil
It provides food for:
Southern double-collared sunbird
Salvia lanceolata is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos