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Salvia pachyphylla
Rose Sage; Blue Sage; Mojave Sage; Giant-Flowered Purple Sage

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FAMILY Lamiaceae (Mint Family)  Other Plants in the Mint Family
RANGE California, Nevada, Arizona
LEAF TYPE Evergreen
FLOWERS Pink (Mauve)
FOLIAGE COLOR Silver (Silver-green)
LANDSCAPE USES This 3 feet tall by 30 inches wide plant bears evergreen silver foliage that provides year-round interest. The mauve flowers are set off by colorful bracts that remain showy into the fall. The leaves are fragrant and supposedly browse-resistant by rabbit and deer. This plant is a good choice for a dry, sunny garden area. Prune back and shape in late fall. Zones 5 - 9
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION The plant has sprawling, decumbent stems that are woody at the base and minutely pubescent. The leaves are 3 cm long, petiolate, simple, ovate to oblong, with an obtuse apex and attenuated base, margin entire, and glandular-tomentose. The petioles are 15 mm long. The inflorescense is 2-4 spaced whorls. The bracts are purple. The calyx is 12 mm long with a truncated upper lip and a toothed lower lip. The corolla is 22 mm long, blue to violet in color, pubescent band inside, 2-lipped, and the lower lip is four times longer than the upper lip.
HARDINESS USDA Zone 8 (Coldest zone where hardy)
SOIL Well-drained sandy or clay-loam soil
SUN REQUIREMENTS Full Sun
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS Plant Select | Fragrance | Drought Tolerant | Attracts Hummingbirds | Attracts Butterflies
Location Map for Salvia pachyphylla (Rose Sage; Blue Sage; Mojave Sage; Giant-Flowered Purple Sage) - 5 Map Locations Found
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Individual Locations for Salvia pachyphylla: More Locations
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Year Location
981247*1 1998 Dryland Mesa
990350*1 1999 Dryland Mesa
990350*4 1999 Dryland Mesa
990341*1 1999 Dryland Mesa
990341*11 1999 Mordecai Childrens G
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990341*12 1999 Non
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  FLOWERING:
When Salvia pachyphylla has been observed flowering
at Denver Botanic Gardens
 
AVE.
 
2013
2012
2007
2006

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  FRUITING:
When Salvia pachyphylla has been observed fruiting
at Denver Botanic Gardens
 
2014
2012

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