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•Size at Maturity: Typically grows up to 1-2 feet tall and wide.

•Bloom Season: Blooms in spring to summer, producing small blue to purple flowers.

•Native Status to Florida: Native to Florida.

•pH Requirements: Tolerant of a wide range of soil pH levels, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0-7.5).

•Sun Exposure: Thrives in full sun to partial shade.

•Salt Tolerance: Moderate salt tolerance.

•Moisture Requirements: Tolerant of drought once established; prefers well-drained soil.

•Wildlife Benefits: Attracts pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds with its nectar-rich flowers. Provides habitat for beneficial insects. Larval host for Fulvous Hairstreak.

•Phenology: Produces small, blue to purple flowers in terminal spikes.

•Considerations (if any): Small Blue Sage may self-seed and spread in the garden.

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Butterfly gardens, native plant gardens, or as part of a mixed border.

•Toxicity to Pets: Salvia species are generally non-toxic to pets, but ingestion may cause mild gastrointestinal upset.

Southern River Sage - Salvia misella


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