Salvia clevelandii
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Salvia clevelandii

fragrant sage
Cleveland sage

  family lamiaceae 
  genus salvia 

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Genus  Salvia Species  clevelandii Variety  Cultivar  Common names  fragrant sage   Cleveland sage Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S10229 Data source  CrscntBlm;HumGrdn p88
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  4' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 09a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Mostly Natives Nursery Compost  no Size at acquisition  4 inch pot Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Salvia clevelandii has a good supply of nectar that hummingbirds feed on. This somewhat tender plant can only survive cold winter nights that dip to 20� Fahrenheit. Full sun is best for growing Fragrant sage (also known as Cleveland sage). It does well in well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Salvia clevelandii is thought to originate from Southern California.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Salvia clevelandii is a woody perennial. Fragrant sage (locally known in some parts as Cleveland sage) is evergreen. Flowers: This plant has clusters of 3/4" blossoms. Blooms appear for a 6 month period from March through August. The blossoms are typically of a blue color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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