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Salvia brandegei

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Species Name: Salvia brandegei
Common Name: Brandegee's Sage

A rare sage found only on Santa Rosa Island. Vigorous and easy to grow. Tolerates clay soil.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pale blue
Endangered?: List 1B/ RED 2-2-2
Distribution: Santa Rosa Island
Natural Habitat: Coastal scrub, canyons, and hills below 500'

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