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Salvia clevelandii 'Whirly Blue'

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Species Name: Salvia clevelandii 'Whirly Blue'
Common Name: Whirley Blue Cleveland Sage

Great fragrance and showy blooms. Flowers are larger and a deeper shade of purple than 'Aromas' and 'Allen Chickering'.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 5' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purple
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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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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