Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
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Item #: 5094
Zones: 7a to 9b, at least
Height: 4" tall
This superb Chihuahuan Desert native and relative of the wonderful blue oak sage (Salvia chamaedryoides) is certainly the most vertically challenged sage that we grow. In fact, it is one of the best evergreen groundcovers that we have in our garden. The creeping stems are adorned with bright silver foliage that can spread up to 6' per year, appearing from a distance as though the ground is sprinkled with snow. Unlike many silver-leaf plants, it has thrived in our humid NC summers. In spring and fall, the stems are also home to small blue flowers, but the beauty is certainly in the foliage. Salvia chionophylla also makes a great hanging basket plant for summer displays.
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