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Lepechinia calycina

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Species Name: Lepechinia calycina
Common Name: Pitcher sage

Fragrant fuzzy leaves. Hummingbird plant. Drought tolerant, but responds to water. Cut back as needed. Likes sun on coast, part shade inland.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 4' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Shrub-like
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 3,000'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White/Pink
Endangered?:
Distribution: North Coast Ranges, north and central Sierra Nevada Foothills, San Francisco Bay Area
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, Chaparral, Woodlands"

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