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Drought Tolerant

Perennial- Cleveland Sage

Cleveland Sage
Common Name: Cleveland Sage

Botanical Name: Salvia clevelandii

Family:  Lamiaceae

Description: Native to Southern California and Baja California; very showy semi-evergreen perennial

Sun: Full to part sun

Water: Drought tolerant to occasional water

Soil: Well-draining

Habit and form: Compacted, rounded form; mounding or upright, fast growing 2 to 3 feet high

Cleveland sage flower
Flower type: Whorls, large and clear   

Flower color & bloom season: Purple flowers bloom spring/summer; blooms profusely early summer

Uses for plant and/or flowers: Attracts hummingbirds; flowers, foliage fragrant even after drying

Pruning time & method: Prune after flowering

Maintenance tips: Low maintenance; remove spent flowers

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