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Salvia clevelandii 'Alpine'

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(Alpine Cleveland Sage) Powerfully fragrant and incredibly long blooming, Alpine Cleveland Sage is also the cold-hardyest variety of its species, tolerating temperatures well below freezing.
Price: $11.50
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Degree of Difficulty
Challenging
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is can be challenging to grow in conditions outside those in which it is found in the wild.
Common name
This is the non-scientific name used for a plant. A plant may have several common names, depending on the gardener's location. To further confuse the matter, a common name may be shared by several completely different plants. At Flowers by the Sea, we rely on the scientific name to identify our plants and avoid confusion.
Alpine Cleveland Sage
USDA Zones
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average.
7 - 11
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
48"/48"/48"
Exposure
This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates.
Full sun
Soil type
This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage.
Well drained
Water needs
Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface.
Drought resistant
Pot size
This is the size of the pot your plant will arrive in.
3 1/2 deep pot
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
No
Hummingbird plant? Yes
Blue Tag Xeric
Blue Tag Plant
This plant is sensitive to overwatering and wet soils.
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(Alpine Cleveland Sage) Powerfully fragrant and incredibly long blooming, Alpine Cleveland Sage is also the cold-hardiest variety of its species, tolerating temperatures well below freezing.

Cleveland Sages are native to California. This variety was discovered growing wild on a rocky, south-facing slope of San Diego's Cuyamaca Mountains near the small town of Alpine.

Although all Cleveland Sages are well known for their aromatic foliage, the Alpine variety does a particularly good job of perfuming the landscape. Similar to all members of its species, Alpine has lovely violet-blue flowers and gray-green foliage. It resists drought, tolerates heat and is an ideal plant for full sun in dry gardens.

Butterflies, honeybees and hummingbirds love Cleveland Sages. Due to its long bloom time, the Alpine variety is a particularly good addition to wildlife gardens. Use it as a screen or border shrub. The flower spikes are attractive in cut-flower arrangements.