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Salvia spathacea 'Kawatre'

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Species Name: Salvia spathacea 'Kawatre'
Common Name: Kawatre Hummingbird Sage

Hummingbird sage makes a wonderfully fragrant groundcover in sunny or shady spots. This selection has purple flowers with red calyces from spring to summer that attract hummingbirds. A nice choice for dry shade under oaks.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 3-5' W
Growth Habit: Dense mats, spreads by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purple and red
Endangered?:
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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