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Salvia chamaedryoides     
Blue chichuahuan sage    
Lamiaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: irregular herbaceous perennial
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 2ft with equal spread
Leaves: simple, 1in long by 1/2in wide, gray-green, soft
Flowers: spike of small trumpet-shaped flowers on branch terminals, deep blue, bloom early spring into summer
Fruit: small seed, not significant
close-up of flower
flower on
Salvia chamaedryoides
Stems/Trunks: n/a
Range/Origin: upper Chihuahuan deserts
Hardiness: well below 32°F; freezes to ground in cold areas



Blue Chihuahuan sage
young Salvia chamaedryoides

short lived

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