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Germander sage

Salvia chamaedryoides

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This choice species boasts narrow, downy sage-green leaves and true sky-blue blossoms from summer to fall. It has woody stems and forms a beautiful specimen 12 inches tall by 18 inches wide.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSalvias are some of the showiest plants for containers, annual borders, and mixed borders. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them. Germander sage spreads vigorously by underground stems.

CareProvide moist but well-drained soil in full sun; these plants are drought resistant.

PropagationSow seed or divide plants in spring; take cuttings spring through fall.

ProblemsPowdery mildew, rust, stem rot, fungal leaf spots, whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, spider mites.

  • Genus : Salvia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Foliage
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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  1. christophermorgangilcrest 11/30/2014

    Really great low water plant, get some here https://www.growquestgrowers.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SalvChamae1Ca

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