Pakaha, False Salvia, Baja Pitcher Sage, Pitcher Plant
Lepechinia hastata

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lepechinia (le-peh-KIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: hastata (hass-TAH-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Alameda, California

Fallbrook, California

Los Angeles, California

Richmond, California

Soquel, California

Barbourville, Kentucky

Raleigh, North Carolina

Mc Kinney, Texas

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 21, 2011, chuck7701 from McKinney, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Started this from seed in 2010. Perennial, has survived sustained freezing temps in the 20's, ice and snow very well. Did not bloom the first year from seed, waiting to see 2011 progress. Probably best for a full sun area with lots of room to grow and spread. Seems to be hardy in dry hot conditions like many sages/salvia. overall, nice looking large foliage, would not choose for high attractiveness.

Positive

On Mar 23, 2005, Chuck1260 from Arroyo Grande, CA wrote:

This is an excellent plant for a dry hillside. Flowers in winter time. After in finishes flowering you can cut it back and new shoots start growing. Gray color of the leaves and the red flower color go well with other mediterranean plants. Mine is about a year old, gone through two flowering seasons and is about 3 feet tall.