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Purple sage seeds

Purple sage seeds

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This plant is tough, easy to grow and beautiful. It is amazingly drought tolerant, though it can also tolerate light water up to twice per month in the summer to keep it looking a little greener. Beautiful purple flowers and grey green folliage.

Bank Stabilization, Groundcovers, Hedges, Deer Resistant, Bird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Annual Precipitation: 7.4″ – 37.3″, Summer Precipitation: 0.14″ – 1.43″, Coldest Month: 40.5″ – 56.1″, Hottest Month: 62.3″ – 80.3″, Humidity: 0.72″ – 27.58″, Elevation: 11″ – 5843″

Purple Sage

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the “About” section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from “Seed Propagation of Native California Plants” by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual “normals” at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

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Sage, Purple (Salvia leucophylla), packet of 30 seeds

Deciduous woody perennial growing to 6 feet unless seriously pruned back, native to Baja, coastal California and associated transverse mountain ranges. Silvery foliage with purple flowers occurring in whorls, with protruding stamens, very showy as the Salvias tend to be. Incredibly drought tolerant–a good subject for xeroscaping. Traditional usage (American Indian, TWM): drying to secretions (fsweat, breast milk) and stimulating to memory, expectorant, smudge. Plant prefers fast-draining, dryish soils and full sun. Sow in spring. Scarify seed lightly on fine grit sandpaper, barely cover seeds with fast-draining mix and tamp securely, keep evenly moist and warm until germination. Work up in pots and transplant out to 2 to 3 feet apart.