A collection of Salvia leaves
When people find out that I grow a lot of Salvia’s, most of them think that I have a lot of the annual ‘Bonfire’ Salvia. Not so! There is not one ‘Bonfire’ Salvia in my garden. I suppose it doe’s have its place in a garden somewhere though. There is approximately 900-1100 species of Salvia around the world, this depends on what literature you read. Then there’s countless thousands of hybrids and cultivars with an amazing array of names. Below I have included just a few pictures of the leaves of Salvia’s to show you how varied they are. They range in size from a couple of millimetres to 30cm, from silvers/greys to bright/dark greens and other colours, glossy to furry which makes them look white,, from entire leaves to heavily serrated jagged leaves, crazy shapes and more. If you were to have a look at every Salvia, I’m sure there would be even more interesting leaves than the one’s I have. Leaves can tell us lots of things, what habitats there from and the conditions they like and many more things. Anyway, check out these Salvia leaves from my garden.