PlantFiles: Meadow Sage, Chiapas Sage Salvia chiapensis
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Hardiness: USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) 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: Full Sun
Danger: Seed is poisonous if ingested Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling Pollen may cause allergic reaction N/A
On Apr 28, 2005, soilsandup from Sacramento, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
This is a great plant - supplies a bit of color throughout the year and stays green year round, at least in northern CA. Only problem is that it has outgrown the spot I have it in and I will have to remove it so that it doesn't crowd out my other plants. It will grow to a shrub with graceful arching flowering stalks about 4 feet wide - so if you have the room, this is one plant that is worth growing. Propagation is easy since the stem cuttings root so easily.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Alameda, California Bayview, California Berkeley, California Chico, California Clayton, California Fairfield, California Martinez, California Paradise, California Richmond, California Roseville, California Sacramento, California (2 reports) San Diego, California San Leandro, California Santa Ana, California Temecula, California (2 reports) Hebron, Kentucky Saint Helena Island, South Carolina Beaumont, Texas Conroe, Texas San Antonio, Texas