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Salvia mellifera 'Little Sur'

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Species Name: Salvia mellifera 'Little Sur'
Common Name: Little Sur Black Sage

Low growing black sage selection. Trails over rocks, walls and containers. Aromatic foliage and delicate white flowers in spring.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Prostrate, trailing
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected by David Amme from the mouth of Little Sur River
Natural Habitat: Coastal Sage Scrub, lower Chaparral below 3500'

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