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