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Salvia dorrii var. dorrii

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Salvia dorrii var. dorrii
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Salvia dorrii var. dorrii
Salvia dorrii var. dorrii
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Salvia dorrii var. dorrii

Species Name: Salvia dorrii var. dorrii
Common Name: Great Basin Sage

Heavy blooming desert sage. A good choice for desert or high elevation gardens. Likes well-drained soil and dry summers.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Mounding, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 12,000'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: East of Sierra Nevada, as well as the Mojave and Sonoran deserts
Natural Habitat: Dry, mostly rocky places

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