Fragrant Sage

Fragrant Sage Plant Information


Fragrant Sage grows in the following 1 states:

California

Salvia clevelandii, the fragrant sage,blue sage, Jim sage and Cleveland sage, is a perennial plant that is native to Southern California and northern Baja California, growing below 900m (3,000ft) elevation in California coastal sage and chaparral habitat. The plant was named in 1874 by Asa Gray, honoring plant collector Daniel Cleveland.

Salvia clevelandii is an evergreen shrub that reaches 1 to 1.5m (3.3 to 4.9ft) in height and width. The fragrant, ashy green leaves are obovate and rugose, growing less than 2.5cm (0.98in) long. Flowers are on 30cm (12in) spikes, with numerous whorls of upright amethyst blooms opening in June-July.
Salvia clevelandii is a popular California landscape plant, cultivated since the 1940s. Plants prefer dry summers, good drainage, and full sun, with a relatively short life span of five to ten years. They are hardy to -7C (19F).
Cultivars and hybrids include:
Salvia clevelandii is one of the parents of the hybrid Salvia 'Celestial Blue'.

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