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Parry's Sage

Salvia parryi

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Hummingbirds, butterflies
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
2-3' × 2-3'
Flowering Season April-August
Flower Color Lavender
Minimum Temperature Range 5-10 °F
Leaf Description Opposite, shaped like a lance head, covered in fine hairs
Fruit 4 small seeds inside each capsule.
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Elevation Range 3500-5000 ft.
Description Parry's sage is limited in distribution to southeastern Arizona, but has potential as a plant for central and northern Arizona gardens. Flowers are a delicate lavender, and leaves are opposite and covered in tiny white hairs which give the foliage an overall grey appearance. Individuals are typically mounding or sprawling shrubs with a distinct preference for well draining, sandy/rocky soils.