Salvia pachyphylla has broad, two-toned spikes consisting of lavender-purple flowers emerging from warm purple bracts all summer long.
Salvia pachyphylla is a large-growing shrubby sage reaching three feet tall and nearly as wide with silver foliage that is evergreen with a pungent fragrance. The mounds are topped with broad, two-toned spikes consisting of lavender-purple flowers emerging from warm purple bracts all summer long. Prune in the fall after flowering. Plant in full sun, in dry, thin soils. Good winter drainage is essential.
Common Name: Giant Flowered Sage, Mojave Sage
Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: Magenta
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Pine and oak woodlands of California, Nevada and Arizona between 5000 and 10,000 feet on dry rocky slopes.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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