From California Natives Wiki
Species Name: Salvia clevelandii
Common Name: Cleveland Sage
- Very aromatic and a profuse bloomer. Good in dry gardens or on slopes. Wonderful mass planted. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds.
- Plant Family: Lamiaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: 4-6' H x 3-5' W
- Growth Habit: Mounding or upright
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to:
- Flower Season: Spring/Summer
- Flower Color: Purple
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: South Coast, San Diego County
- Natural Habitat: Coastal sage scrub, chaparral
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "A charming little shrub from San Diego County. The plants are of compact, rounded form 2 to 3 feet high with gray green foliage. The flowers are produced in whorls, large, clear rich blue. Very showy, blooming profusely in early summer. Both flowers and foliage delightfully fragrant even after drying. Gallon cans, 50c."
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.