The Baby Sage (Salvia microphylla) is an evergreen flowering shrub in the Lamiaceae family. It is also called Graham’s Sage or Blackcurrant Sage.
It is native to North America.
It grows to 100-130 centimetres (39-51 inches) tall.
Microphylla means ‘small leaved’ – it has ovate leaves of varying sizes with a light covering of hairs. Crushed, they smell of mint or blackcurrants.
The flowers are in magenta, red, pink, or rose-coloured whorls.
It blooms in late spring and again in autumn, but in mild conditions the blooms appear almost all year round.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, May 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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