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PlantFiles: West Indian Sage
Salvia occidentalis

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: occidentalis (ok-sih-den-TAY-liss) (Info)

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Category:
Annuals
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral artcons On Aug 17, 2006, artcons from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Grown from a cutting. It makes a great ground cover. It should be considered invasive. Requires little water once established. As it grows tall, it will fall over and begin growing laterally. It can quickly take over an area.
Small, attractive, medium to dark blue flowers in the spring.
Florida native.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hollywood, Florida



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