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Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal'

Point Sal Sage

Sage

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An attractive low growing variety with a wide, spreading habit, producing striking spikes of rose-pink flowers; excellent as groundcover on slopes; may climb over other plants or objects

Description

An attractive low growing variety with a wide, spreading habit, producing striking spikes of rose-pink flowers; excellent as groundcover on slopes; may climb over other plants or objects

Landscape Attributes

Point Sal Sage is a multi-stemmed annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Point Sal Sage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Point Sal Sage will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 8 feet. Although it's not a true annual, this slow-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

24 inches (3 feet with the flowers)

8 feet

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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