Botanical Name: Salvia x 'Trident'
 Common Name: Trident Sage
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color

Blue, Violet


Flower Season

Winter, Spring


Leaf Color

Grey Green, Silver


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Entry, Shrub Border, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

This is a 3 way hybrid between Salvia mojavensis, Salvia clevelandii and Salvia dorrii. It keeps the interesting flowering spikes of the S. clevelandii but introduces compactness. Flowers are dark cobalt blue and while not large are showy. This salvia is one that has done well in the low desert where many have met their death. Attracts hummingbirds.
Frost tolerant to -10 F.