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FamilyLAMIACEAE
Genus species var.Salvia  hians Benth. 
SynonymsSalvia himalaica W.Thomps.
 Salvia macrophylla Tausch
Territory Indian SubcontinentEast HimalayaNepalWest Himalaya
grassland and thickets
Altitude2400-4100m
Description leaves mainly basal, ovate-cordate to lanceolate-sagittate, 10-25cm long inclusive petiole, finely corrugate, flowers to 4cm long, lower lip often white variegate
Size30-60cm
Colordark blue
Bloomsummer, autumn
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 18-21°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of British India (Hooker) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
World Checklist apps.kew.org/wcsp
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