Las Pilitas Nursery

California Native Plants are all we grow!

Blog Contact Us Directions

3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453

Shop For Plants Cart Contents

This website is dedicated to Bert Wilson. His genius continues to inspire us.

Salvia munzii

San Diego Sage.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon 15 $ 9.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 20 --
San Diego sage is a small bush or sub-shrub that grows from two to three foot tall and a little wider that occurs down near the border with Mexico, in the worst conditions possible. This native to San Diego is similar to Salvia mellifera but young stems more slender, the bush smaller, flowers always blue, and tolerates summer water significantly better. San Diego sage is from San Diego, and as much as they complain about their winters, it doesn't get that cold there, so this sage is hardy to only about 20 degrees F.. This sage survives extreme drought by going deciduous, but in a normal garden will stay evergreen. The small size of Munz's Sage allows it to fit into small gardens or a small courtyard or border. The flowers are a brilliant blue on green foliage. Probably the best native sage for containers. Mix with a few monkey flowers and Catalina' California fuchsia to make a show stopper. Here's a native sage page where you can see all the Salvias of California.


Salvia munzii is great for a bird garden.
Salvia munzii's foliage color is green, type is evergreen and has fragrance.
Salvia munzii's flower color is blue and has a fragrance.
Salvia munzii's fruit has fragrance and is edible.

Communities for Salvia munzii:Coastal Sage Scrub.

ph: 6.00 to 8.00
usda: 10 to 10
height[m]: 0.70 to 1.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 1.00
rainfall[cm]: 31.00 to 64.00

What does all this mean!?!

Shop Online
One Gallon (Up to 9) $ 9.99

Plant Lists: View Information About Other Plants

Alphabetized by scientific name: A -B -C -D -E -F -G -H -I -J -K -L -M -N -O -P -Q -R -S -T -U -V -W -X -Y -Z
Alphabetized by common name: A -B -C -D -E -F -G -H -I -J -K -L -M -N -O -P -Q -R -S -T -U -V -W -X -Y -Z
Alphabetized by cultivar: A -B -C -D -E -F -G -H -I -J -K -L -M -N -O -P -Q -R -S -T -U -V -W -X -Y -Z

Las Pilitas - Home Page