Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara'

Also known as:

  • Santa Barbara Dwarf Purple Mexican Sage Bush
  • Dwarf Mexican Sage

Plant Type

shrub, perennial

Zones

8a-10b

Size

H:2'-3'
W:2'-5'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

acid, alkaline, well-drained

Water Needs:

low, drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, part sun, part shade

Special Situation:

heat tolerant, seaside / salt tolerant

Features

Flowers:

lavender / lilac, purple / violet

Foliage:

evergreen

Wildlife:

butterflies, hummingbirds, deer resistant

Flowering Time:

spring, summer, fall, winter

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Secret Garden Growers

Canby, Oregon

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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Almost Eden

Merryville, Louisiana

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Almost Eden

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Merryville, Louisiana

337-375-2114

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

919-772-4794

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Avant Gardens

Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

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Native Sons

Arroyo Grande, California

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Native Sons

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Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

919-772-4794

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This amazing introduction from California is a breakthrough in the world of salvias. Imagine a wonderful fall-flowering Salvia leucantha that only reaches 2' tall, but with a spread of 3-4' in width, and you have Salvia 'Santa Barbara'. Whether used as a hardy perennial in the milder zones or as a tender or container perennial in the North, the clumps are topped with spikes of fuzzy purple, with a nicely contrasting lighter purple lip, from mid-September until frost...a simply dazzling hummingbird delight. PP 12,949

Description by: Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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A somewhat smaller version of a fabulous plant…2-3’ tall and 3-4’ wide with a compact habit; velvet flower spikes of medium purple late summer till frost are long lasting on the plant, also great cut (fresh or dried); hummer candy! Full sun, well drained soil, drought tolerant. Cut back hard in spring before new growth starts.

Description by: Native Sons

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Arroyo Grande, California

805-481-5996

nativeson.com

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Finally, a dwarf selection of the omnipresent Mexican sage! Brand new to the trade, this variety looks and acts like its parent except that it reaches the manageable size of 2' by 3' without pruning. Rich purple-blue fuzzy flowers crown its graceful branches virtually year round in mild climates. The flower color seems to be an intermediate shade between the species and 'Midnight'. Plant in full sun and provide an annual hard shearing to retain a full appearance.

Description by: Almost Eden

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Merryville, Louisiana

337-375-2114

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A dwarf form of the popular Mexican Sage bush that grows to only 2'H. This durable drought tolerant perennial puts on amazing show of velvety purple flower spikes beginning in late summer (just in time for the Hummingbirds) and lasting until frost. Mexican Sage bush is a drought tolerant, sun and heat loving reliable clump forming perennial that is considered deer proof. This tough plant is moderately salt tolerant making it a good choice for coastal plantings. Mexican Sage Bush does best where it has excellent drainage, particularly in winter and mulching can help ensure its hardiness in questionable areas. Salvia leucantha's excellent drought tolerance makes it a good choice for containers and xeriscapes. pp 12,949

Description by: Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

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'Santa Barbara' is a more compact form of S. leucantha, forming 2' shrubs up to 3' wide with age. Grey-green linear foliage is attractive with wands of lavender-blue/ white flowers in Sept-October.

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

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