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Salvia spathacea | Pacific Nurseries

Salvia spathacea

Common Name | Hummingbird Sage
Popular Plant CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
CA Native
Salvia spathacea is sought after for its dramatic flowering spikes and attractive scent. Hummingbirds also go crazy for this plant. It features very pronounced square stems and the entire plant is covered with wavy glandular hairs. With a woody base, it forms clumps of sprawling foliage. Its arrowhead-shaped, bright green leaves are highly aromatic when crushed or touched. Dark red flowers are produced in beautiful clusters that appear on spike-like stems where nodes of the clusters produce stunning, deep magenta-colored flowers. This CA Native salvia spreads easily and is a fantastic addition to a pollinator-friendly Bay Area landscape.

Salvia spathacea

Attributes + Requirements

Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
High Pollinator Attraction
Growth | 1-3′ High
Growth | 4′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | Magenta
Light Water
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Sandy, Rocky, Clay, Well-Drained
Special Features = Summer-Dry Tolerant | Deer Resistant | Low Maintenance | Easy Pruning
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Salvia spathacea
Sizes Grown | 1 gal

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“I always use as many California native plants as I can in my customer’s landscapes. One of my favorites is Salvia spathacea because hummingbirds and bees are so attracted to it. And once the beautiful flowers have fallen, bees continue to find them and extract nectar.”
Raul Campos | Raul Campos Landscapes

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