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Salvia koyamae


Salvia koyamae is a rare Japanese yellow sage with green, hairy foliage and yellow tubular flowers popular with pollinators.

Salvia koyamae is a delightful Japanese yellow sage rarely found in its native habitat in Japan or in horticulture, for that matter! We are thrilled to be able to offer it to Canadian gardeners. It is a slow growing, clump-forming perennial 24 inches tall with a 3 foot spread that displays green, arrow-shaped, hairy leaves and terminal spikes of soft yellow, two-lipped flowers from late summer through fall. Tends to creep with trailing stems providing an interesting ground cover over time. Perfect in the woodland garden and unusual in being a sage for the shade. Protect from afternoon sun. Attracts pollinators. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Japanese Yellow Sage

Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Shade, Full Shade, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: In sunny sites, dry meadows, rocky slopes, scrub, light woodland and moist grassland.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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