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Point Sal Sage
Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal'
  
About Point Sal Sage (Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal') 21 Nurseries Carry This Plant Horticultural selection from Salvia leucophylla from Pt. Sal, in the southern part of the central coast, just south of san Luis Obispo. One of the best Calfornia native groundcovers. This low-growing groundcover is a perfect selection for full-sun or part-shade areas. The 'Point sal' variety is a grayish-green leaved, multi-blossomed salvia hybrid that exibits low water needs and has little demand in terms of maintenace. The flowers can be pruned in late fall to produce a good flush in the spring. The lavendar flowers are arranged in a circular pattern around the green stems. The flowers attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.
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
1 - 2 ft tall
6 - 8 ft wide

Form
Form
prostrate

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, Part shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
25

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerates a wide variety of soils

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers

Site Characteristics
Alternative Names
Common Names: Point Sal Purple Sage, Pt. Sal Sage


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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