may tolerate some sun, but the Pitcher Sage seems at its best in high
shade. The large leaves belie how hardy this Pitcher Sage is in our
climate. Plants were not damaged when temperatures dropped into the
low 20's. The fragrant gray leaves and beautiful sage-like flowers
are a great reason to be growing this shrub. It seems like the
Pitcher Sage is almost always in bloom. I cut off the older
flowering spikes because it tends to hold onto the old blossoms and this
encourages more blooms.
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