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Salvia coahuilensis - Coahuila Sage
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Salvia greggii 'Purple', Hort.]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Salvia coahuilensis (Coahuila Sage) - A sprawling evergreen shrub that grows to about 2 tall and as wide or a little wider with narrow 1 inch long olive-green leaves and violet-purple flowers over a long period from late spring through fall. The foliage has a particular spicy aroma. Best planted in full sun in a well-drained soil. It is fairly drought tolerant but looks better with occasional to regular irrigation. Hardy to 20 F. Cut back plants hard in winter to promote fresh new foliage in spring. This beautiful little sage is occasionally offered as Salvia greggii 'Purple' but unlike Salvia greggii, which has a narrow extended range from the mountains in south west Texas south to San Luis Potosi, this little jewel comes from a restricted area in the mountainous Sierra Madre Occidental in the province of Coahuila, west of Saltillo. We first received this plant from Mark Bartholomew of Hi-Mark Nursery in 1991.  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 coahuilensis.
 
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