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

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: 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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may 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 leucophylla 'Amethyst Bluff'.
 
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