Salvia spathacea 1g

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Hummingbird Sage is an evergreen perennial native to southern and central California coast ranges. It spreads by rhizomes to form a sprawling colony of lightly-furred, spear-shaped leaves up to 1 foot high and 5 feet wide. In spring, massive inflorescences covered in rose-magenta flowers rise 1 to 2 feet above the foliage. Can be planted under oaks or in other dry shade areas. Requires partial to full shade in just about all S. California areas, tolerating more exposure closer to the coast. Can usually survive the summer without supplemental water on the coast but needs occasional irrigation inland to prevent summer dormancy. Very attractive to hummingbirds. Strong fragrance. There are various cultivars that have been introduced through the years. Powerline Pink is arguably one of the more successful and has been noted to grow in partial sun conditions even in the San Gabriel Valley. All can be susceptible to powdery mildew in specific conditions.
Common Name:
Hummingbird Sage
Mature Height:
1-2'
Mature Spread:
2-3'
Exposure:
Part Shade/Shade
Growth:
Evergreen
Flower Color:
Red/Magenta
Soil:
Not particular
Foliage Color:
Green
Flower Time:
Spring