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Salvia clevelandii     
Cleveland sage   
Lamiaceae Family     

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Form: rounded, semi-woody shrub
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 2-5ft with equal spread
Leaves: linear to lancelate; to 1.25in long; serrate; top green or silver, underside lighter; coarse feel; pronounced venation; strong distinctive aroma
Flowers: attractive spike on branch terminals; purple or lavender trumpet shaped clusters form in separate layers; bloom period about one month in early summer; removing spend flowers will cause a second flush of bloom from dormant buds
Fruit: seed
shrubby Cleveland sage
Salvia clevelandii
Stems/Trunks: more woody than other salvias
Range/Origin: southern California and Baja California
Hardiness: low teens
LANDSCAPE VALUE: CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:


flower close-up
flower spike on Salvia clevelandii
NOTES:

aka Chaparral sage
grows very large with excess water, will also lose gray character, becoming more green

variety 'Winifred gilman' known for attractive flowering
'Aromas' has a lower growing habit
leaf close-up
leaf form


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