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Salvia mellifera 'Little Sur' - Little Sur Black Sage (Plant)

Salvia mellifera 'Little Sur' - Little Sur Black Sage (Plant)



Plant Characteristics
Species NameSalvia mellifera 'Little Sur'
Common NameLittle Sur Black Sage
Plant TypeShrub
Sun ExposureCoast-Sun, Inland-Sun, Inland-Part Sun,
Water RequirementLow
Soil TypeAny
Flower ColorWhite, Cream
Flowering MonthsMarch, April, May, June
Height by Width2ft. x 6ft.
Specialty Features
  • Butterflies/Moths
  • Songbirds
  • Erosion Control
  • Aromatic
  • Hummingbirds
  • Parkways
  • Ground Cover
  • Deer Resistant
  • Pollinators
  • Edible


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