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Products > Salvia chionophylla
 
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 provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Salvia chionophylla.
 
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