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anniekendall
Annie Thornton added this to Beautify Your Garden With These 15 Blue FlowersFeb 6, 2017

Germander Sage(Salvia chamaedryoides)For drought-tolerant gardens that tend to have flowers in bright oranges and yellows, germander sage offers a cooling contrast. This Mexican native grows up to 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to its small blue blossoms. In colder regions, consider growing it as an annual. Bloom season: Spring through fallCold tolerance: Hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 9.4 degrees Celsius (Zone 8)Origin: Native to the Chihuahuan Desert region of eastern MexicoWater requirement: Needs water every one to two weeks from late spring to early fall and every three to four weeks in winterLight requirement: Full sun to partial shade; filtered shade in low-desert gardensWhen to plant: Spring or fallSee how to grow germander sage

noellejohnson
Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting added this to 10 Fall-Blooming Shrubs for Southwest GardensOct 8, 2016

6. Germander Sage(Salvia chamaedryoides) Native to the Chihuahuan Desert region of eastern MexicoBlue flowers are especially prized in the landscape, as it’s a color not commonly found in many flowering plants. The delicate blue blossoms of germander sage appear to glow in the sunlight, making this small salvia species a favorite in drought-tolerant gardens. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to its flowers spring through fall.The gentle mounded shape and small gray-green leaves of this sage look at home in a water-wise, cottage-themed garden where the blue blooms can be best appreciated up close.Where it will grow: Hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 9.4 degrees Celsius (Zone 8)Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade; filtered shade in low-desert gardensMature size: 1 foot to 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wideSee how to grow germander sage

noellejohnson
Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting added this to Germander Sage Makes a Versatile Flowering Ground CoverAug 6, 2016

Botanical name: Salvia chamaedryoidesCommon names: Germander sage, Mexican blue sageOrigin: Native to the Chihuahuan Desert region of eastern MexicoWhere it will grow: Hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 9.4 degrees Celsius (USDA Zone 8; find your zone)Water requirement: Needs water every one to two weeks from late spring to early fall and every three to four weeks in winterLight requirement: Full sun to partial shade; filtered shade in low-desert gardensMature size: 1 foot to 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wideBenefits and tolerances: Drought-tolerant; attracts butterflies and hummingbirds; deer-resistantSeasonal interest: Vibrant blue flowers spring through fallWhen to plant: Spring or fall

noellejohnson
Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting added this to 10 Native Ground Covers for Southwestern LandscapesJul 20, 2016

9. Germander Sage(Salvia chamaedryoides) Native to the Chihuahuan Desert regionThe vibrant blue flowers of germander sage capture the attention of passersby and hummingbirds. The color blue is often not well-represented in the garden, due to a lack of blue-flowering plants, which makes this flowering ground cover well worth adding for its colorful blossoms alone.Its gray-green foliage provides the perfect backdrop for the small yet vivid blue flowers, which appear primarily in spring and fall.Where it will grow: Hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 9.4 degrees Celsius (Zone 8)Water requirement: LowLight requirement: Full sun to partial shade (filtered shade is best in low-desert zones)Mature size: 1 foot to 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide

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cocolaw
cocolaw added this to Desert landscapingApr 21, 2018

another pretty ground cover-Germander Sage

safranum
safranum added this to Garden IdeasMar 22, 2017

Botanical name: Salvia chamaedryoides Common names: Germander sage, Mexican blue sage Origin: Native to the Chihuahuan Desert region of eastern Mexico Where it will grow: Hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 9.4 degrees Celsius (USDA Zone 8; find your zone) Water requirement: Needs water every one to two weeks from late spring to early fall and every three to four weeks in winter Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade; filtered shade in low-desert gardens Mature size: 1 foot to 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Drought-tolerant; attracts butterflies and hummingbirds; deer-resistant Seasonal interest: Vibrant blue flowers spring through fall When to plant: Spring or fall

spacecadetlms
spacecadetlms added this to Garden MazeFeb 27, 2017

Bloom season: Spring through fall Cold tolerance: Hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 9.4 degrees Celsius (Zone 8) Origin: Native to the Chihuahuan Desert region of eastern Mexico Water requirement: Needs water every one to two weeks from late spring to early fall and every three to four weeks in winter Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade; filtered shade in low-desert gardens When to plant: Spring or fall

spacecadetlms
spacecadetlms added this to Wildflower GardenFeb 27, 2017

Bloom season: Spring through fall Cold tolerance: Hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 9.4 degrees Celsius (Zone 8) Origin: Native to the Chihuahuan Desert region of eastern Mexico Water requirement: Needs water every one to two weeks from late spring to early fall and every three to four weeks in winter Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade; filtered shade in low-desert gardens When to plant: Spring or fall

lzfitz
lzfitz added this to PlantsFeb 26, 2017

Germander Sage (Salvia chamaedryoides) For drought-tolerant gardens that tend to have flowers in bright oranges and yellows, germander sage offers a cooling contrast. This Mexican native grows up to 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to its small blue blossoms. In colder regions, consider growing it as an annual. Bloom season: Spring through fall Cold tolerance: Hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 9.4 degrees Celsius (Zone 8) Origin: Native to the Chihuahuan Desert region of eastern Mexico Water requirement: Needs water every one to two weeks from late spring to early fall and every three to four weeks in winter Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade; filtered shade in low-desert gardens When to plant: Spring or fall

secb8312
secb8312 added this to YardAug 3, 2016

Germander Sage (Salvia chamaedryoides) Native to the Chihuahuan Desert region The vibrant blue flowers of germander sage capture the attention of passersby and hummingbirds. The color blue is often not well-represented in the garden, due to a lack of blue-flowering plants, which makes this flowering ground cover well worth adding for its colorful blossoms alone. Its gray-green foliage provides the perfect backdrop for the small yet vivid blue flowers, which appear primarily in spring and fall. Where it will grow: Hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 9.4 degrees Celsius (Zone 8) Water requirement: Low Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade (filtered shade is best in low-desert zones) Mature size: 1 foot to 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide

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