Point Sal Purple Sage

Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal'

Beautiful and adaptable California native with rose-pink flowers and aromatic silver-grey foliage. Tolerant of seaside conditions and clay, highly useful as a groundcover for coastal bluffs or hot inland areas. Attractive to hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. This drought resistant spreader is perfect for bird habitat gardens, erosion control and naturalizing large areas.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering. Best with infrequent deep soakings during the hot season.

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Botanical PronunciationSAL-vee-uh loo-koh-FIL-uh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 1 to 3 ft. tall, spreading 4 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Landscape UseCutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering. Best with infrequent deep soakings during the hot season.

Best in a sunny location; performs in part shade in hot, inland areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. In drought conditions, may go summer-dormant. Cut back hard and feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Trim off spent blooms to encourage reblooming.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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