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Salvia 'Dara's Choice'

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Salvia 'Dara's Choice'
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Salvia 'Dara's Choice'
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Salvia 'Dara's Choice'

Species Name: Salvia 'Dara's Choice'
Common Name: Dara's Choice Creeping Sage

A lovely low-growing sage thought to be a cross between Black Sage (Salvia mellifera) and Creeping Sage (Salvia sonomensis). Bright green leaves give this sage a fresh appearance in the garden.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Compact, low and spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Lavender
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden. Introduced by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Natural Habitat: Slopes, hillsides, canyons, bluffs, ridges. Hybrid: Salvia mellifera x sonomensis

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References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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