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Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal'

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Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal'
Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal'
Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal'
Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal'

Species Name: Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal'
Common Name: Point Sal Purple Sage

Beautiful and tough groundcover for hot dry areas. Does best with infrequent deep soakings--especially inland. Highly recommended for erosion control and bird habitat.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x 8' W
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Lavender
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluffs

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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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