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Scientific Name: Salvia namaensis

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Salvia namaensis
Salvia namaensis


  • Perennial
  • Extremely delicate-looking and rarely seen - native to South Africa.
  • Slightly woody evergreen shrub with yellow-green, finely dissected leaves which gives it a frothy, textured appearance - 40cm tall and 60cm wide.
  • The foliage is highly aromatic, sweet-smelling and medicinal in scent.
  • Bears tiny white to very pale blue (and occasionally mauve) flowers from late spring to autumn.
  • Drought-tolerant.
  • Easily containerized.
  • Needs full sun and well-drained soil.
  • Attractive to bees, butterflies and birds

Parts Used

  • Leaves and flower tops.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Salvia namaensis has been identified as one of the plants most commonly used by traditional healers to treat various infections in the Free State province of South Africa.
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