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Products > Salvia microphylla 'UCB'
 
Salvia microphylla 'UCB'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Salvia microphylla 'UCB' - A low growing sage to 2-3 feet tall by up to 6 feet wide with soft, dark green leaves and beautiful fluorescent hot pink flowers from spring through fall.

Full sun (coast only) to bright shade. Little water required once established. Hardy to 20-25 F. With its spreading habit it makes an excellent groundcover for areas with a half day of shade or more. With its spreading habit it makes an excellent groundcover for areas with a half day of shade or more.

We received this plant from Suncrest Nurseries in the late 1990s and were told it originated at the University of California Berkeley Botanic Garden. We sold it from 1999 until 2002. We would have continued with it but liked the similar Salvia microphylla 'Berzerkeley', a seedling selection from 'UCB' that was introduced by Monterey Bay Nursery in 1997, even more and continue to only grow this variety. 

This information about Salvia microphylla 'UCB' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.

 
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