General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - (and spreading) inches
Leaves: Other: Triangular, serrated leaves
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Arizona Sage
  • Desert Indigo Sage
  • Salvia

Arizona Sage (Salvia arizonica) was a featured
Plant of the Day for April 20, 2016.
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Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 9:19 PM concerning plant:
    "Salvia arizonica is a species of sage known commonly as desert indigo sage and Arizona sage. It can be distinguished from its relatives by its triangular, serrated leaves. It blooms copiously in small blue flowers. This is a vigorous sage which propagates via underground spreading runners and seeds. It is native to Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. It is frequently found at higher elevations."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

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