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Salvia chionophylla - Snowflake sage
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Salvia chionophylla (Snowflake sage) - A relative of autumn sage, Salvia greggii, is from the hills in the Chihuahuan desert. It likes to scurry around the ground, running like a strawberry, in search of moist, fertile soil. When it hits a rich pocket, it roots quickly to form a tuft of vertical growth bearing loose spikes of sky blue flowers but is mostly notable for its foliage. In the brilliant desert sun, the foliage is whitish, giving the mound the supposed appearance of a snow drift. Noted as hardy to USDA Zone 8 and is grown in gardens in North Carolina.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Salvia chionophylla.
 
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