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Photo unavailable SALVIA 'Szechuan'
Bicolor Szechuan Sage

Perennial: Deer resistant. Collected in the mountains of Szechuan, China & cataloged by the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley. A halo of velvety hairs surrounds the 1" long flowers, which have a purple upper lip & a yellow lower lip spotted & striped w/purple. Blm time: summer-fall. Height: 24-48" (w/flower). Width: 36". Does well in damp locations. Cold-hardy & adapted to shade, can grow where other Salvias can't. USDA Z5. (Doesn't have a scientific name)

Photo unavailable SALVIA 'Waverly'
Waverly Sage

Perennial Herb or Subshrub: Evergreen in mild climates. Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. Grey-green, deeply-veined, lance-shaped aromatic leaves hold spikes of fuzzy, tubular flowers 1-2 ft above the foliage. Great border & container plant. Attracts hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: lavender to white. Ht: 3-5 ft. With: 3-6 ft. Expos: sun/part shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z8. (syn. S. 'Mark’s Mystery White', S. leucantha 'Waverly')

Photo unavailable SALVIA africana-lutea (S. aurea)
Beach Salvia or Brown Salvia

A woody shrub that tolerates seaside conditions and attracts birds, butterflies & hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Use in borders, rock gardens or containers. Blooms: yellow aging to rusty orange. Growth: 3'+ x 3-4'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate water (water well at least once a month). Drought tolerant. USDA Z9-10.

Photo unavailable SALVIA apiana
White Sage, Bee Sage

Perennial Shrub: Drought, deer & gopher tolerant. A good border plant & plant for attracting bees-they like the foliage. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Spring bloomer followed by summer dormancy-needs no summer water. Grows in winter. Bloom color: white or pale lavender. Height: 4-5'. Exposure: sun. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA cacaliifolia
Ornamental Sage

Perennial: Deer resistant. Nice border plant. Almost ever blooming in mild climates. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom color: gentian blue. Height: 2-3 feet. Prefers high shade & good drainage. Water: moderate. USDA Z9-Hardier with some root protection (pine boughs around crown, etc).

Photo unavailable SALVIA clevelandii 'Winnifred Gilman'
Ornamental Sage, Jim Sage

Shrub: Evergreen. CA native. Tolerant of drought, deer & gophers. Good border plant. Fragrant dark blue flowers are held in ball-like clusters over fragrant gray green leaves, which are good for tea. More compact & upright than the species. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. 3-4'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. UDSA Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA discolor
Ornamental Sage

Perennial: Deer, drought and gopher resistant. Nice border plant with clustered flowers that are held on white hairy, sticky stems. An unusual, interesting look. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: nearly black. Height: 3-4 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable SALVIA farinacea 'Sallyfun Deep Ocean'
Mealycup Sage

Perennial: Native to the south-central United States, such as Texas & New Mexico. Vigorous and free-flowering. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Excellent border, rock garden, pot and edge plant. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: dark violet-blue w/white eye. Height: 12-24". Width: 12-24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA farinacea 'Victoria Blue'
Mealycup Sage

Perennial: Native to the south central United States (Texas) and Mexico. Vigorous and free-flowering. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Excellent border, rock garden, pot, cut flower (fresh or dried) and edge plant. Dense 5-8" flower spikes. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: deep blue. Height: 18-24 inches. Width: 12-18 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA forsskaolii
Indigo Woodland Sage

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Native to Bulgaria & the Mediterranean. A beautiful & hardy variety that thrives in part shade. Whorls of widely spaced, but very showy, violet-blue, two-lipped flowers on long stems w/white streaks & yellow markings on the lower lip. Nice border plant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'.. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable SALVIA gesneriiflora 'Mole Pablano'
Sage

Perennial Herb/Subshrub: This is a selection from Salvia gesneriiflora 'Tequila', and has the same features but with a longer bloom season. Deer, drought and gopher resistant. Good border plant. Stems are brittle-cut so back in spring to encourage new growth. Good nectar source for hummingbirds. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Color: red w/purple calyx. Size: 5-6' x 4'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Z9.

Photo unavailable SALVIA greggii 'Amethyst Lips'

Shrubby Herb: Evergreen. Deer and drought resistant. Woody shrub great for borders and cut flowers. Cousin to Salvia 'Hot Lips'. Green, fragrant, with little leaves. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: violet purple & white bicolor. Height: 3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8-10.

Photo unavailable SALVIA greggii 'Furman's Red'
Autumn Sage

Perennial Herb or Shrub: Deer and rabbit resistant. Evergreen. Heat tolerant. Green foliage with dark purple/black growth that blooms into deep magenta flowers. Prefers full sun and moist well-drained to dry soil. Loved by hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Native to southwestern US. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'. Water: mod. Exposure: sun. USDA Z5-9.

Photo unavailable SALVIA greggii 'Mirage Salmon'
Autumn Sage

Perennial Herb or Shrub: Deer & rabbit resistant. Heat tolerant. Salmon flowers appear from spring to hard frost. Prefers full sun & moist well-drained to dry soil. Loved by hummingbirds, butterflies & bees. Native to southwestern US. Size: 12-14" x 14-16". Water: mod./dry. Exposure: full sun. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SALVIA greggii x lycioides 'Nuevo Leon'
Autumn or Cherry Sage

Perennial: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Excellent border plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-fall. Blooms are smaller than other S. greggii's. Bloom color: indigo purple. Height: 18". Sprawling habit. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

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