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Salvia chamaedryoides

Blue Chihuahuan Sage

A “must have” in any desert garden. Soft, silver-gray foliage lines upright branches to frame the sky blue foliage. We mean really blue! You can expect an explosive bloom in spring and fall with intermittent blooms in between. A little protection from the worst afternoon sun is appreciated.

Benefits

  • Attracts hummingbirds for weeks while it blooms
  • Petite size, fits in any garden
  • Unique, true blue color
  • Loves sun and heat
  • Rarely if ever troubled by deer or rabbits

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Shear back in late winter to prevent this sage from becoming twiggy.


Height
1-2 Feet

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Spread
2-3 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 8-10

Native Trivia

If you like hummingbirds, the Southwest United States is the place to be. Of the 22 recorded species of hummingbirds in U.S. 15 have been spotted in this area. Two of the most common are Anna's Hummingbird and the Rufous Hummingbird.

Characteristics & Attributes

Sun
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Saline or alkaline
Well-drained
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Fall
Late Spring / Early Summer
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Songbird
Native Habitat
Desert
Foliage Color
Gray-green
Green
Uses
Accent
Border
Drought tolerant
Mass plant
Rock garden
Specimen