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Salvia 'Aromas'

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Species Name: Salvia clevelandii 'Aromas'
Common Name: Aromas Cleveland Sage

Very drought tolerant salvia with profuse blooms. Does best on sunny coastal slopes and hot dry areas. Pleasing fragrance carries on hot summer days.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 5' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Compact, mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Lavender
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Introduced by Saratoga Horticultural Foundation
Natural Habitat: Coastal sage scrub

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