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Salvia sonomensis

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Species Name: Salvia sonomensis
Common Name: Creeping Sage

Fine plant for dry area, groundcover, or herb garden. Very fragrant. Needs good drainage. Give moderate water and some afternoon shade inland.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 4-6' W
Growth Habit: Low, creeping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Purple
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Klamath Range, North Coast Range, Cascade Range Foothills, Northern Sierra Nevada Foothills, South Coast Range, South Coast
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, oak woodland, yellow-pine forest, dry slopes below 6600'

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