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Salvia cedrosensis - Cedros Island Sage

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Baja California (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Salvia cedroensis (Cedros Island Sage) - A small shrubby plant to 12 to 18 inches tall with gray green stems and felted small gray leaves, that have a faint pineapple-like scent when crushed. The violet blue flowers that rise above the foliage on a 4 to 5 inch long inflorescence are present much of the year with peak bloom in summer and early fall.

Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate very little once established. This plant has proven hardy only to light frosts and likely will require protection for prolonged cold temperatures or dips below 30 F. It is native on Cedros Island off the coast of Baja California and on the adjacent mainland at Vizcaino Peninsula. The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has introduced an all-white flowering form called 'Baja Blanca' that was collected by Michael Benedict on Cedros Island. More information on this plant can be found on the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's Salvia cedrosensis 'Baja Blanca' Page

This information about Salvia cedrosensis displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.