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Salvia mohavensis

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Species Name: Salvia mohavensis
Common Name: Mojave Sage

This uncommon sage is endemic to the Mojave desert. In its natural habitat it is relatively small (2 to 3 feet high and wide). But, as can happen with desert plants, it may grow larger in the garden if conditions are favorable. Blue flowers in spring.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 4500'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Desert Mountains
Natural Habitat: Dry rocky slopes, blackbrush scrub, pinyon/juniper woodland, 900-4500'

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