Chia

 

Salvia columbariae

 

Labiatae

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Form: Flower, sub-shrub

Seasonality: Annual
Size: Clumping, 18 inches high

Flowers: Small, purple or deep blue flowers, dense, rounded clusters on spikes.
Fruit:
Small, gray seeds.
Stems: Square, upright stems
Range/Origin: Sonora, Chihuahua and Mojave deserts

Hardiness: all zones

Comments: Low litter, no thorns, attracts hummingbirds

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil: Any well drained soil
  • Propagation: Seed
  • Maintenance: Minimal

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