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Salvia spathacea 'Las Pilitas'

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Species Name: Salvia spathacea 'Las Pilitas'
Common Name: Las Pilitas Hummingbird Sage

Low growing hummingbird sage, a naturally occuring selection from the Santa Margarita area (Central Coast of CA). Cold and heat tolerant.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6in. H x spreading
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Santa Margarita selection
Natural Habitat: Oak Woodland, chaparral, coastal sage scrub, open or shady places to 2,400'

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