Munz's Sage (Salvia munzii) in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 feet
Plant Spread: 4 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Summer
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

photo by Stan Shebs

Munz's Sage (Salvia munzii) was a featured
Plant of the Day for June 21, 2017.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 9:59 PM

"Salvia munzii is a species of sage known by the common name Munz's sage (named for California botanist Philip A. Munz). It is native to northern Baja California, Mexico, and it can be found in a few locations just north of the border in San Diego County, California. It is a member of the coastal sage scrub and chaparral plant communities.

Salvia munzii is a bushy shrub which may exceed 2 meters in height, its branches coated in hairs. The rough-textured leaves are up to 5 centimeters long, the undersides densely hairy. The erect inflorescences are made up of many interrupted clusters of flowers, each cluster subtended by a pair of lance-shaped, leaflike bracts. The flower has a tubular blue corolla up to 1.5 centimeters long."

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Salvia of the Day: Munz's Sage (Salvia munzii) by Marilyn Jun 21, 2017 12:04 AM 2
Salvia of the Day: Sage (Salvia munzii 'Baja Blue') by Marilyn May 16, 2017 7:38 PM 1

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