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Santa Margarita, CA 93453
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8331 Nelson Way
Escondido, CA 92026
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Salvia Gracias

Creeping sage.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon 35 $ 7.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 312 --
Escondido, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon 39 $ 7.99
Plants in production
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Salvia sonomensis X Salvia clevelandii 'Gracias' is all the information we can find as to the history of the plant. The plant is definitely a Salvia sonomensis, the hybridization with S. clevelandii is questionable as it stays low and has the S. sonomensis flower/foliage.

This form has been drought tolerant, rock stable(as stable as 'Pozo Blue' and that is a wonder), hardy to at least 10F, and tolerant of heat. Maybe we should grow it, right? Clay or sand, interior or coastal, 'Gracias' sage doesn't care. Grey foliage creeps across the ground at 6 inches high. Blue flowers make their appearance in May. Use in a sunny rock garden, small retainer bed, or in a rock wall where it can spill. A grey lovers dream.

A customer in Goleta corrected about size, hers was eight feet across in one year. One site is so bad it took seven years to get that big, BUT it lived! Sages are tough customers if you grow them right. They can live in rock, sand or clay for more than 40, yes FORTY years. No soil amendments, no fertilizer, no drip irrigation, an occasional pruning and keep the dust off of them; native sage are EASY.

Here's a native sage page where you can see all the sages of California.

Salvia Gracias tolerates sand and deer.
Salvia Gracias is great for a bird garden and a butterfly garden.
Salvia Gracias's foliage color is gray, type is stressdeciduous and has fragrance.
Salvia Gracias's flower color is blue.
Salvia Gracias's fruit is edible.

Communities for Salvia Gracias:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland and Central Oak Woodland.

ph: 6.00 to 7.00
usda: 7 to 10
height[m]: 0.10 to 0.20
width[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
rainfall[cm]: 30.00 to 100.00

What does all this mean!?!

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