Salvia mellifera

Black Sage

Plant family: Lamiaceae - Mint


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Light Blue, White
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 3-5 feet
Spread 1-5 feet, 5-10 feet
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Exceptional Fragrance, Good in Containers, Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

This low-growing shrub produces a small 5' by 5' span and beautiful light-blue to white flowers that attract many species of hummingbird, bees, and butterlies. Quail are fond of the seeds. The shrub can handle soils that are difficult to grow in. Its evergreen leaves are fragrant. Can be used in pots and in areas of the landscape where you have a hard time establishing plants.

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