Sand Sage (Salvia eremostachya) in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 36 to 48 inches
Plant Spread: 36 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Pale violet-blue with fuzzy burgundy calyxes
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Sand Sage (Salvia eremostachya) was a featured
Plant of the Day for April 26, 2018.

Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 27, 2013 11:29 PM

"Salvia eremostachya (Sand sage, Rose sage, Desert sage) is a perennial shrub native to the western edge of the Colorado Desert. It reaches 2 to 3 feet high, with purplish green bracts on .75 inch flowers that range from blue to rose to nearly white. The flowers grow in whorled clusters, blooming from April to November.

The specific epithet, "eremostachya" (Greek for "desert stachys"), refers to the plants likeness to those of the genus Stachys."

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