Joy Creek Nursery

071-049D4   Salvia leucophylla     ( Gray sage )

Salvia leucophylla
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Native to the coastal ranges of southern California where it grows on hot dry slopes in gravelly soil. The fragrant leaves of Salvia leucophylla are lance-shaped with blunt, rounded tips. Young leaves are pale green turning gray as they age. They have white reverses. This is not reliably winter hardy for the Pacific NW although there are years when specimens survive. Originally collected near Santa Barbara by David Douglas in 1892.

March to April.  3-5 ft. x 3-5 ft.

Pale Purple flowers

Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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