Salvia spathacea

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Noun1.Salvia spathacea - California erect and sparsely branched perennial
salvia, sage - any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb
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Heat-loving ornamentals Zones 7-9: Plants such as Chionanthus retusus, crape myrtle, and Salvia spathacea thrive during the Central Valley's hot summers and cold winters.
Among my favorites are Salvia apiana, with chalk white foliage, the ground-hugging Salvia leucophylla ``Gracias,'' and Salvia spathacea, the shade-tolerant pitcher sage with magenta flowers and felt-covered leaves.