Salvia mellifera 'Point Mugu'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
|Lore||The species mellifera means honey-producing. Large stands of this native coastal chaparral shrub is a popular location for bee-keepers to situate their hives.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growth to 18 inches tall and as wide.|
|Bloom Time||Pale blue flowers, spring to late summer|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Light Green|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
Provide well drained soil Follow a regular watering schedule to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Clip spent flower heads to encourage prolific continued bloom.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10