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Salvia munzii - San Diego Sage, Munz's Sage

Salvia munzii is a compact shrubby California Native Sage. The San Diego Sage is rare on the northern side of the border but more common in Baja. Salvia munzii typically grows a couple of feet high and 3-4 feet wide. Note that Munz's Sage comes from dry habitat and when given a moister setting it will likely grow larger. Salvia munzii is drought tolerant and does best with a full sun location in the garden. As with many of the California native sages Salvia munzii will not be the first plant in the garden to be eaten by deer or rabbits. Salvia munzii is a great nectar source for the Painted Lady, Mournful Duskywing, California Dogface Butterfly, Cloudless Sulfur, Sara Orangetip, Umber Skipper Butterfly, White Checkered Skipper, and the Northern White Skipper and is a nice addition to the Butterfly Garden as well as the Hummingbird Garden.

Salvia munzii, San Diego Sage, Munz's Sage

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