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Salvia cedrosensis - Cedros Island Sage

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: Baja California (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Salvia cedroensis (Cedros Island Sage) - A small shrubby plant to 12 to 18 inches tall with gray green stems and felted small gray leaves, that have a faint pineapple-like scent when crushed. The violet blue flowers that rise above the foliage on a 4 to 5 inch long inflorescence are present much of the year with peak bloom in summer and early fall. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate very little once established. This plant has proven hardy only to light frosts and likely will require protection for prolonged cold temperatures or dips below 30 F. It is native on Cedros Island off the coast of Baja California and on the adjacent mainland at Vizcaino Peninsula. The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has introduced an all white flowering form called 'Baja Blanca' that was collected by Michael Benedict on Cedros Island. More information on this plant can be found on the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's Plant Introduction Page 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 will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Salvia cedrosensis.
 
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