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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Blue-gray, Downy texture, Large, oval shaped
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Violet-blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Garden Sage
  • Culinary Sage
  • Common Sage

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Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2015-08-02
Covered with early morning dew
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Kyle, Texas
Date: 2018-05-11
A delightful, aromatic sage
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: February
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2020-06-06
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-06-01

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-08-18
Zone 9b.

Date: 2018-08-06
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2012-08-30
Location: Light Garden
Date: 2014-10-25
Cut back; recovering from summer outdoors

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Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-22
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