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Products > Salvia leucophylla 'Amethyst Bluff'
 
Salvia leucophylla 'Amethyst Bluff' - Purple Sage

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Purple
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 6-10 feet
Width: 10-15 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Salvia leucophylla 'Amethyst Bluff' (Purple Sage) - 'Amethyst Bluff' is a large native salvia with aromatic silvery foliage and 12 inch long, vivid purple-pink flower spikes. Starts out as a low-mounding shrub, eventually reaches up to 10 feet in height and continues to spread out laterally, up to 15 feet wide. This highly versatile shrub is ideally suited for full sun and tolerates fairly heavy soils and occasional summer irrigation. Great selection for attracting hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Works well in floral arrangements. Perfect choice for sunny slopes and banks where it can sprawl freely and provide some erosion control. A selection of purple sage by Horticulturist Carol Bornstein from the coastal Bluffs of Point Sal in northern Santa Barbara County. Hardy to 20-25 F or Sunset zones 18-24. We grew this plant from 2001 until 2003.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have 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 'Amethyst Bluff'.
 
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