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Salvia mellifera

Black Sage.

Santa Margarita, CA
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One Gallon 16 $ 7.99
Five Gallon 0 $ 23.99
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Escondido, CA
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One Gallon 7 $ 7.99
Five Gallon 0 $ 23.99
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Black Sage is a three foot evergreen shrub with white to light blue flowers from March to July. This sage is native to sunny dry slopes in the coast ranges from San Jose to Baja. It likes sun, tolerates some shade. Salvia mellifera is native on gravel-sand to adobe clay in full sun to part-shade. Its limitation seems to be rainfall. It needs about 15" of rainfall. It gets between 12-40" in its range, with the lower number being compensated for with fog drip. Important butterfly and hummingbird plant. Quail love the seed. Some companion plants for Salvia mellifera are Quercus agrifolia, Trichostema lanatum, Keckiella cordifolia, and Eriogonum fasciculatum.
Black Sage, Salvia mellifera along a coastal trail.
Here's a native sage page where you can see all the Salvias of California.

Salvia mellifera tolerates sand, clay and serpentine.
Salvia mellifera is great for a bird garden and a butterfly garden.
Salvia mellifera's foliage color is green, type is evergreen and has fragrance.
Salvia mellifera's flower color is blue and has a fragrance.

Communities for Salvia mellifera:Chaparral and Coastal Sage Scrub.

ph: 4.00 to 8.00
usda: 7 to 10
height[m]: 1.00 to 1.50
width[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
rainfall[cm]: 31.00 to 77.00

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