Lepechinia calycina


Common Names: pitcher sage


Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: California

Type: Evergreen Shrub

Size: 5 ft. high and wide.

Flowers: 1 in. tubular fragrant white flowers in spikes, late spring; leaves sword-shaped, green, 1-5 in. long.

Uses: Background, screen. Tolerates heat.

Wildlife: Nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds. Failry deer resistant. 

Soil: Well-drained.

Water: None to low.

Sun: Full sun to some shade in heat.

Pruning: Prune to keep tidy and remove dead branches. Tolerates heavy pruning.

Pests & Diseases: (None found.)

Notes: From coastal ranges of California in the chaparral and southern oak woodland plant communities. Hardy to 5° F.