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Salvia 'Oso Falls'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Pink
Bloomtime: Spring
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Parentage: (Salvia apiana x S. leucophylla)
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Salvia 'Oso Falls' - A shrub that grows to 4 to 5 feet tall with aromatic gray leaves and long wands bearing pink flowers in tight whorls in spring. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Hardy to at least 10 to 15 F This is a naturally occurring hybrid that is presumed to be between S. apiana x S. leucophylla, the two salvias that grow adjacent to where this plant was collected near Upper Oso campground in the Los Padres National Forest. Discovered and brought to us by Santa Barbara Landscape Contractor Dave Frantz. The foliage is like Salvia apiana but it has whorls of pink flowers like Salvia leucophylla. We started growing this plant in 2003 but discontinued it in 2008 to concentrate on the similar but more showy Salvia 'Desperado', which is also a Salvia apiana cross with S. leucophylla.  The information on this page is based on our library and online research as well as observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Salvia 'Oso Falls'.
 
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