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Figueroa Purple Sage
Salvia leucophylla 'Figueroa'
  
About Figueroa Purple Sage (Salvia leucophylla 'Figueroa') 4 Nurseries Carry This Plant Horticultural selection from Salvia leucophylla. This is a low growing, evergeen shrub that produces beautiful pinkish-purple flowers in a circular bunch along the stem. The leaves are light green with a bumpy textured surface. The shrubs can grow to 3 or 4 feet tall and span up to six feet wide. They prefer well-drained soils or rocky hillscapes. The flowers are a great attractor of pollinators, including: birds, bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. They do well in full-sun or part-shade, proving to be both cold- and drought-tolerant.

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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Selection for the garden. Introduced by sunset Nurseries.
Thanks to Moosa Creek Nursery and the Theodore Payne Foundation for sharing information about this plant
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
3 - 4 ft tall
6 - 8 ft wide

Form
Form
Rounded

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen, Summer semi-deciduous

Fragrance
Fragrance
Fragrant - Pleasant

Flower Color
Flower Color
Lavender, Pink

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
25

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soils

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers

Site Characteristics

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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