Plant family: Lamiaceae - Mint
Plant type: Groundcover
Plant origin: N/A, California
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Oak Woodland
Exceptional Fragrance, Good in Containers, Good under Oaks, Tolerant of Clay Soil
This small and compact species of sage is loved by hummingbirds and produces beautifully fragrant foliage and flowers. The flowers can range anywhere from a dark red to a a neon pink Flowers are held on large spears that emerge from the center of the plant. This Salvia loves afternoon shade and does well in forest floors and in understory locations. They thrive in clay soil and part shade. The plant spreads by rhizomes and will spread once established. A perfect plant for the dry shade conditions under oaks.
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