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Salvia spathacea 'Topanga'

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

Naturally occuring selection from the Santa Monica Mountains. Great for planting under oaks. Needs part shade inland, can take sun on the coast.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1.5' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Clumping, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Sun Exposure: Part sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden (from Santa Monica Mountains)
Natural Habitat: Santa Monica Mtns

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