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Salvia clevelandii 'Allen Chickering'

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Salvia clevelandii 'Allen Chickering'
Salvia clevelandii 'Allen Chickering'

Species Name: Salvia clevelandii 'Allen Chickering'
Common Name: Allen Chickering Sage

A popular hybrid of Salvia leucophylla and S. clevelandii. It's a profuse bloomer with aromatic grey-green foliage. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 4-5' H x 4-5' W
Growth Habit: Upright, 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:
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Lavender
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden. Hybrid of S.clevelandii x S.leucophylla introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Natural Habitat: Coastal sage scrub

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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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