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Salvia spathacea 'Avis Keedy'

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Species Name: Salvia spathacea 'Avis Keedy'
Common Name: Avis Keedy Hummingbird Sage

An unusual selection of Hummingbird Sage with lemon yellow flowers that fade to white. Broad leaves have a fruity fragrance. Like the species, this plant is good for dry shady areas, under oaks, or in partial sun.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-3' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Clumping, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pale yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: From a collection made by Avis Keedy near Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara Co.
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden. Introduced by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

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