Botanical Name: Salvia clevelandii
 Common Name: Chaparral Sage
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Perennial

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

Blue, Violet

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

 

Leaf Color

Grey Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Loam, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer

 

Location Uses

Entry, Patio, Walkways, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

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  • Description

  • Notes

This evergreen perennial takes a rounded shrub like form reaching 4' x 4' at a fast rate. It bears rounded whorls of blue to violet flowers that appear in skewered clusters from spring to summer. Both leaves and flowers are fragrant. Accepts full sun or partial shade. Attracts humingbirds. Native to southern California and Baja California.
Frost tolerant to 15 F.