Lepechinia calycina

Lepechinia calycina

pitcher sage



  • Evergreen shrub with show white flowers from April to June
  • Naturally found in chaparral (warmer) areas 3 to 6 feet tall
  • Grows in full or partial sun and must have good drainage
  • Once established it needs little water but leaves will look brown
  • Hummingbirds frequent the flowers
  • Deer resistant
  • Found in Diablo section
  • also reported in Los Vaqueros watershed section

Black Diamond Mines RP, Mt. Diablo north, Mt. Diablo upper, Mt. Diablo west


1 gallon

bloom season Apr
pollinators Birds
dormancy Evergreen
sun Full Sun
pollinators Hummingbirds
bloom season Jun
water Low
bloom season May
habitat Mixed evergreens
soil Moderate
sun Part Shade
growth habit Upright
water Very low
flower color White

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