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Salvia pachyphylla
Common Name: Giant Flowered Sage, Mojave Sage Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

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.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Pine and oak woodlands of California, Nevada and Arizona between 5000 and 10,000 feet on dry rocky slopes.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourPurple
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourMagenta
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSummer - Fall
Spread12-24" FragranceYes
Light Exposure Foliage ColourSilver
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness5-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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