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Salvia reptans

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: reptans (REP-tanz) (Info)
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Fairfield, California

Hesperia, California

Knights Landing, California

Martinez, California

Sonoma, California

Millis, Massachusetts

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 19, 2007, mambrose from Millis, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

A wonderful plant for late summer/fall flowering here in eastern Massacusetts. A bee and butterfly magnet in September when it is in full bloom. Great texture and aromatic foliage. Requires very well drained soil here. I grow it in pure sand with a gravel top dressing. Freely self sowing with these conditions. Acts as a perennial here, not the shrub I am told is found in it's native west Texas locale.