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Salvia lemmonii - Lemmon's Sage

Salvia lemmonii is native to Arizona and New Mexico and down into the mountains of Northern Mexico. Salvia lemmonii is similar to Salvia microphylla and was at one time thought to be a viariety of it. Salvia lemmonii in a variety of conditions from full inland sun to the shade of oak trees near the coast. Lemmon's Sage has performed fantastically throughout. Salvia lemmonii will bloom Spring Summer and Fall if conditions are nice. In full sun it will grow to about 2.5 feet. In the shade near the coast Salvia lemmonii can grow to 4 feet or more. Lemmon's Sage will require periodic hard pruning to keep it bushy and full. Saliva lemmonii is a great addition to the hummingbird garden and to the butterfly garden.

Salvia lemmonii, Lemmon's Sage

Flowers and foliage of Salvia lemmonii, Lemmon's Sage. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.