Lepechinia fragrans ‘El Tigre’


El Tigre Fragrant Pitcher Sage

1 gallon

Plant Description:
Plant Type: Shrub
Size: 4-6 ft tall, 4-6 ft wide
Form: Rounded
Growth Rate: Fast
Dormancy: Evergreen
Fragrance: Fragrant–Pleasant
Flower Color: Pink, Purple
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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A wonderful addition to the dry garden, this fragrant pitcher sage is native to the Channel Islands off of California. Forms a shrub 4 – 5 ft. tall, with soft lavender flowers in the spring are adored by hummingbirds and bees. Plant in full sun on the coast, but provide partial shade inland. Needs good drainage and is drought tolerant once established. Deer resistant.
Selected for the garden.

Landscaping Information:
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture: Extremely Low
Ease of Care: Moderately Easy
Cold Tolerance: 15° F
Soil Drainage: Fast, Medium, Slow
Soil Description: Tolerates a wide variety of soils. Soil PH: 6.0 – 7.0
Common uses: Hedges, Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Gardens, Groundcovers
Companion Plants: Island Alumroot, Santa Cruz Island Gooseberry, Catalina Island Gooseberry, Island Ceanothus, Summer Holly, Tree Poppy, Oak species
Maintenance: May be pruned to shape, but use caution not to over-prune older woody growth
Sunset Zones: 7*, 14*, 15, 16, 17, 18*, 19, 20, 21*, 22*, 24

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Pick -up of purchased plants will be Saturday, November 7, from 9 am to noon at the CNPS pick-up location off of Broad St in San Luis Obispo. (Note: there is no actual address for this location. It is at the East end of Francis Street in San Luis Obispo, behind Rizzoli’s Auto Repair. Please park on Francis St. while picking up plants.) A sign will be posted on the street. GPS coordinates for Pick-up location: Lat: 35.266967 degrees, Long: -120.651302 degrees. Please only place your order if you are able to pick up your plants on November 7, from 9 am to noon. There are no options for other pickup times or dates, or shipping of these live plants.