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Salvia columbariae

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Salvia columbariae

Species Name: Salvia columbariae
Common Name: Chia

A small annual sage with vivid blue-purple flowers. Best treated as a wildflower. A local native.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 20" H
Growth Habit: Clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen:
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Blue/purple
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: California to Utah
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, coastal sage scrub below 4000'

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