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Salvia chionophylla - Snowflake sage
   

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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.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Salvia chionophylla.
 
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