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Salvia sonomensis 'Gordo'

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Species Name: Salvia sonomensis 'Gordo'
Common Name: Gordo Creeping Sage

A low-growing groundcover sage. Good for a variety of applications, including erosion control, parkways, and attracting pollinators. Like all our sages, it is fragrant and can be used in cooking.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Low, creeping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Lavender
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden


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