Lepechinia hastata

False Salvia

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Item #: 5321

Zones: 7a to 10b, possibly colder

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

If it looks like a salvia, flowers like a salvia, and even smells like a salvia...it must be Lepechinia hastata. This salvia relative is native to Baja California, Mexico but is amazingly winter hardy in NC. The large, deliciously-scented, spade-like, felty green leaves adorn the stalk that grows upright. In late summer it tops out at 4'+ with see-through flower spikes, composed of red-lavender lipstick-like flowers...a hummingbird treat. Lepechinia hastata is a great late season garden perennial...especially for a crowded border.