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Salvia chionopeplica - Baja Sage

Salvia chionopeplica is a midsized shrub growing to 3 feet tall and 5 wide. This Baja California endemic Sage grows well in full sun and quite drought to poor soils with good drainage. The Baja Sage blooms Winter into Spring and will bloom nearly year round with periodic supplimental water and deadheading. Salvia chionopeplica is winter hardy into the low 20s°F. Salvia chionopeplica has grey foliage and lavender blue flowers. Salvia chionopeplica is related to the Purple Sage, Salvia leucophylla found in California. Salvia chionopeplica is a good addition to the hummingbird garden as well as the butterfly garden. A wide variety of butterflies are likely to stop in for a sip of nectar if they are in the neighborhood including the California Dogface, Cloudless Sulfur, Mournful Duskywing, Pipevine Swallowtail, Sara Orangetip, White Checkered Skipper, and Variable Checkerspot.

Salvia chionopeplica, Baja Sage

High resolution photos of Salvia chionopeplica, the Baja Sage are part of our garden image collection.

The related Salvia leucophylla varieties featured on this site:
Salvia Allen Chickering
Salvia leucophylla Bee's Bliss
Salvia Desperado
Salvia leucophylla Point Sal Spreader