Jun. 22, 2022

cedar sage, Salvia roemeriana

Cedar sage is native to the cedar brakes of Texas, Mexico, and according to one source, Arizona. This striking plant has become popular in hardiness zones 7-9, where it self seeds and can form attractive patches. The plants get about a foot tall. Ferdinand von Roemer (1818-1891) was a German geologist who spent a year and a half in Texas and wrote a treatise on the chalk formations there. As one of Texas' first scientists, he has been honored in at least ten of their plant names. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Garden, Travis Co TX, 4/17/22. Mint family, Lamiaceae.