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Escondido, CA 92026
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Salvia mohavensis

Mojave sage.

Santa Margarita, CA
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One Gallon 14 $ 15.99
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Escondido, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon 4 $ 15.99
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(syn. Audibertia capitata, Audibertiella c., Ramona c.) Mojave sage is a nice little perennial sage from the Little San Bernardino mountains to the Clark mountains of Nevada. Bright fuzzy green leaves with cool blue flowers make this plant very different. In grows in hell, well not quite. It's actually in the mountains west and south of Las Vegas that are beautiful in winter and spring. The washes where this sage grows has a delightful mix of Desert willow, Catclaw, a form of Squawbush and Rabbitbrush. But then summer shows up. This is not a plant for fools. It should do well in a desert garden or a rock garden with excellent drainage. It is not super drought tolerant and likes a little water now and again. Wash the foliage off maybe once a week during summer, without really getting the ground wet and you'll be close to what it wants. It can easily be overwatered by rainfall in northern California.
Here's a native sage page where you can see all the Salvias of California.

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

Communities for Salvia mohavensis:Creosote Bush Scrub and Joshua Tree Woodland.

ph: 7.00 to 7.80
usda: 8 to 10
height[m]: 0.20 to 0.80
width[m]: 0.20 to 0.60
rainfall[cm]: 15.00 to 40.00

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