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Salvia 'Desperado'

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Salvia 'Desperado'
Salvia 'Desperado'

Species Name: Salvia 'Desperado'
Common Name: Desperado Sage

Showy Salvia hybrid of white sage and purple sage. Large pinkish flowers on long stems and white foliage. Cut back every year to keep a showy appearance.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6-8' H x 4-6' W
Growth Habit: Mounding/upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Light pink/lavender
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden
Natural Habitat: Coastal sage scrub

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