'Pozo Blue' is a hybrid between Purple Sage and Cleveland
Sage. 'Pozo' grows to about 4 feet. high, and 5 feet wide and has the
flowers and fragrance of Musk sage but is hardy to 0 F. like Purple
Sage. 'Pozo Blue' tolerates and even thrives in sand or clay, coastal,
mountain or desert gardens. It also has proven to be VERY drought
tolerant. We, that is Las Pilitas Nursery, introduced it in 1989. The
original plants are 21 years old with no water. They survive dry hot
summers and drought and are still a mass of flowers in July. Where this
one is planted most of the 'drought tolerant' plants in the trade would
fry in a few hours, (it's very toasty).
Cal Trans has used these along
some of the 101 roadsides, planted and watered once and it did fine
with no further irrigation. (not really a reliable idea)
Salvia Pozo Blue is really showy and forms a nice
round shrub. It is especially popular with California Quail,
hummingbirds, and lots of butterflies including the California Dog Face.