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Salvia munzii 'Emerald Cascade'

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Species Name: Salvia munzii 'Emerald Cascade'
Common Name: Emerald Cascade San Miguel Mtn. Sage

A compact, cascading groundcover sage. Tolerates heavy soils, easy to grow, prunes well. Foliage is a light bright green and is very aromatic. Pale blue flowers bloom in spring.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Mounding, compact
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pale lavender
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Rocky hillsides, slopes, coastal terraces

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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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