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Salvia carduacea - Thistle Sage (Plant)

Salvia carduacea - Thistle Sage (Plant)



Plant Characteristics
Species NameSalvia carduacea
Common NameThistle Sage
Plant TypeAnnual
Sun ExposureCoast-Sun, Inland-Sun,
Water RequirementLow
Soil TypeSand, fast draining
Flower ColorPurple, Violet, Lavender
Flowering MonthsMarch, April, May
Height by Width2ft. x 1ft.
Specialty Features
  • Butterflies/Moths
  • Songbirds
  • Aromatic
  • Hummingbirds
  • Parkways
  • Deer Resistant
  • Pollinators
  • Local Plants

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