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Salvia dorrii Desert Purple Sage

Desert Purple Sage

Desert Purple Sage is a showy late spring blooming native shrublet with silver foliage and blue flowers pushing out from mid-purple bracts. Inpervious to browsing deer and rabbits, it is a pollinator's delight attracting all types of bees.

SKU# 84712

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Plant - 2.5" deep pot

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Additional Information
SKU 84712
Common Name Desert Purple Sage
Botanical Name Salvia dorrii Desert Purple Sage
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Estimated Mature Height 18" tall
Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10", 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region Western Only
Details
18" tall x 24-36" wide (seed propagated). Desert Purple Sage is a western native gem that puts on a dazzling display of pale-blue and purple flower spikes in late spring. Little known outside of the circle of native plant enthusiasts, it is a fast growing, heavy bloomer best suited to the hottest, most challenging planting sites. This small growing shrub has highly aromatic, silvery leaves that are both beautiful and resistant to browsing mammals. Plant it where the soil is fast draining and rocky, sandy or loamy in texture. This is an excellent companion plant for late spring blooming Beardtongues.
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