Salvias are part of the mint family. Their natural distribution includes temperate and sub-tropical regions of the world.
About half the Salvia species come from South America where they grow from coastal to mountain areas.
We have some very drought tolerant species from South Africa that grow in the 21st Century Garden.
Salvias are easy to grow in the home garden. A selection of plants are available for sale. See the Friends Nursery for opening times.
If you'd like to learn more contact the Salvia Study Group of Victoria.