Salvia pachyphylla

Mountain Desert Sage

Plant family: Lamiaceae - Mint


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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One Gallon 0   18.99

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Flower Color Blue, Purple
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 2-3 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Sub-Alpine Forest

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Exceptional Fragrance, Good in Containers

Plant Highlights

The Mountain Desert Sage is a compact, low-growing plant that provides good color during hotter summer months. The species is common to the high desert areas and prefers well-drained, sandy soil with plenty of sun. It needs little water. The grayish green foliage is contrasted by the marvelous two tone purple and blue flowers. The leaves are very fragrant and the flowers attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

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