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Salvia cacaliifolia

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: cacaliifolia (ka-kal-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Salvia cacaliaefolia

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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3 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Susan_C On Mar 15, 2014, Susan_C from Alameda, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This Salvia has lovely true blue flowers, plus interesting foliage, and it can take quite a bit of shade. I agree that it is a bit free-roaming and sprawly and so is best in an informal, cottage garden setting. -I do not find it invasive though; it just needs a little attention paid to it so it does not get out of bounds.

Positive sandiegojames On Jun 18, 2008, sandiegojames from San Diego, CA wrote:

This is an attractive plant with intense little blue-to-indigo blossoms the year round. It's quite vigorous, sets down roots where the stems touch down, and also sends out runners close to the center of the plant. It's not a controlled, perfectly-well-behaved plant, but occasional pruning keeps it in check.

Positive Happenstance On Nov 6, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Ivy Leaf Sage has a sprawling habit with pretty blue flowers, leaves similar to ivy. Full sun, good ground cover.


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

Alameda, California
Anaheim, California
Clayton, California
El Cerrito, California
Fairfield, California
Sacramento, California
San Diego, California
Santa Ana, California
Temecula, California
Kalama, Washington

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