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Salvia sonomensis

Sonoma Sage, Creeping Sage

Perennials, Shrubs, Flowers

Native to dry foothills of CaliforniaCoast Ranges and SierraNevada. Mat-forming creepergrows 8–12 in. high andspreads 3–4 ft. or more, rootingwhere branches touch soil.Evergreen, rough, irregularlynotched leaves are dull green orgray-green; they may be narrowand 3–4 in. long or much widerand shorter. Small (less than1/2 in.) lavender-blue flowers riseabove foliage on leafless, 6-in.stems in late spring or earlysummer. Needs perfect drainage,gritty soil. Drought-tolerant.Best with some high shade inhottest climates.

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