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Salvia dolomitica

Common Name:
South African sage
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and Southern Africa
California Native?:
Plant Size:
4-5 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Light pink
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
Oval silvery leaves create a great backdrop for the generous spikes of large mauve pink flowers that appear in spring on this South African shrub. This sage renews itself with basal shoots to keep a nice bushy appearance.