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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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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Medium Blue
Dark Blue

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


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

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mambrose 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.


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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