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Hummingbird Sage, Pitcher Sage
Native to California, Hummingbird sage is a great salvia for dry shady areas. Spreads slowly by rhizomes creating colonies of fragrant, green, wrinkled foliage. Beautiful magenta flowers emerge from large, maroon whorls on tall flower stalks in late winter. Drought tolerant but performs best with some water.
Partial Shade or Shade
20 to 25 F (Z9a)
Foliage Growth Cycle:
Height (at Maturity):
Width (at Maturity):
Flower stems rise 2-3 ft. above foliage.
Green topside and lighter underside
Lance or arrow-shaped with scalloped edges
Wrinkled topside, tomentose underside
Yes - light fruity aroma
Divide colony if too large in late fall or winter. Remove old unattractive flower stems for better appearance.
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