Mojave Sage Information: Learn About Mojave Sage Care In Gardens

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Mojave Sage Information: Learn About Mojave Sage Care In Gardens

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener What is Mojave sage? Native to Southern California, Mojave sage is a woody shrub with aromatic, silvery-green foliage and spiky lavender blooms. Read on to learn more about this vibrant, dry-climate plant. Mojave Sage Information Mojave sage, sometimes referred to as rose sage, giant-flowered purple sage, blue sage or mountain desert sage, is easy to confuse with other types of sage or salvia plants. To eliminate mix-ups, be sure to request the plant by its botanical name: Salvia pachyphylla. Hardy to USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 8, Mojave sage plants are sturdy, drought-tolerant perennials that thrive in poor, dry, alkaline soil. Look for this easy-to-grow plant to reach mature heights of 24 to 36 inches (61-91 cm.). Hummingbirds love the fragrant flower spikes, but deer and rabbits aren’t impressed and tend to pass Mojave sage in favor or more succulent

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