Plant family: Lamiaceae - Mint
Plant type: Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam
Exceptional Fragrance, Good in Containers, Tolerant of Clay Soil
This plant is a compact, upright species of sage and is common to the San Diego area. The shrub grows to a small 3 feet by 3 feet bush that is loved by hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinaters. The dark green foliage and reddish-purple stems are a good back-drop for the crystal blue flowers that emerge in spring to early summer. It requires a little summer water and is cold-tolerant, being found in coastal chaparral regions.
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