Salvia Collection

Salvias are wonderful flowering plants from many countries around the world.  They are ideal for Australian gardens.

The Salvia collection at the Geelong Botanic Gardens is extensive.  It has plants from around the world that grow well in our region.

Salvias are part of the mint family and their natural distribution includes temperate and sub-tropical regions of the world. About half of all Salvia species come from South America and they grow from coastal to mountain areas making them adaptable to many growing conditions.

Salvia plantings at the Geelong Botanic Gardens represent species from the world and those bred for garden cultivation for their showy flowers. Plantings include a number of very drought tolerant species from South Africa that are showcased in the 21st Century Garden.

Salvias are easy to grow in the home garden and are available for sale from the Friends Nursery.  See their website for sale times.

Page last updated: Thursday, 23 November 2017