Salvia leucophylla Point Sal
Low Purple sage.
Salvia Point Sal is a gray ground cover that generally grows 3-4 foot across and a few inches tall. BUT, there seems to be more than one flavor in the trade. It is supposed to be less than one foot tall but in one location it grew to 6 ft. tall and 12 ft. wide. (Customer was NOT amused!) Allen Chickering has the same problem, three or four flavors. We seemed to have found a form that is correct and stays low.
It is a good groundcover plant for coastal bluffs. But in a garden in Escondido, in part shade, it was a low attractive mound of gray, about two foot tall and four foot wide.
Here's a native
sage page where you can see all the Salvias of California.
Salvia leucophylla Point Sal tolerates seaside conditions and clay.
Salvia leucophylla Point Sal is great for a bird garden.
Salvia leucophylla Point Sal's foliage color is silver, type is stressdeciduous, has fragrance and is edible.
Salvia leucophylla Point Sal's flower color is pink and has a fragrance.
Salvia leucophylla Point Sal's fruit has fragrance and is edible.
Communities for Salvia leucophylla Point Sal:Coastal Sage Scrub.
||6.00 to 7.50
||8 to 10
||0.50 to 1.00
||1.00 to 4.00
||30.00 to 50.00
What does all this mean!?!