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Salvia clevelandii     
Cleveland sage   
Lamiaceae Family     

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


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

flower close-up
flower spike on Salvia clevelandii

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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