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Photo unavailable SALVIA 'Mrs. Beard'
Sonoma Sage, Creeping Sage

Perennial: California native groundcover. Deer resistant. Very drought tolerant. A vigorous hybrid of Salvia sonomensis & Salvia mellifera. Mat forming w/flowers that rise about 6" above the foliage. Creeps underground, though it is easily controllable. Leaves are heavily pungent when cut or crushed. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blm time: spring-summer. Blm color: lavender-blue. Ht: 18-24". Width: 4-6'. Full sun. Water: dry. Needs good drainage. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA 'Oriental Dove'

Similar to its cousin 'Hot Lips,' this one stands out with royal purple petals & white tips, and sage-scented foliage. Height: 3'. Width: 3'. Prefers soil with good drainage. Deer & rabbit resistant. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, & bees. Drought tolerant. Good for borders, containers, and in gravel and rock gardens. Exposure: full/partial sun. Bloom time: spring-fall. USDA Z7

SALVIA 'Phyllis' Fancy', SALVIA 'Phyllis' Fancy'

Perennial Herb or Subshrub: Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. Discovered at the UC-Santa Cruz Arboretum & named after Phyllis Norris. Thought to be a hybrid of Salvia leucantha & possibly chiapensis. Nice bushy shrub. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom color: lavender tinted white w/bicolored calyx, dark inky blue on top & green below. Size: 4-5' x 4-5'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate./dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SALVIA 'Purple Majesty'
Sage

Perennial Subshrub: Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. Nice tall border plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Good cut flower. Bloom color: deep purple. Size: 3-5 feet x 3 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9. (syn. S. guaranitica or mexicana 'Purple Majesty')

SALVIA 'Rohana's Angels', Autumn, Baby, Cherry, Little Leaf Sage SALVIA 'Rohana's Angels'
Autumn, Baby, Cherry, Little Leaf Sage

Perennial: Deer & rabbit resistant. Heat tolerant. Flowers from spring to hard frost. Prefers full sun & moist well-drained to dry soil. Loved by hummingbirds, butterflies & bees. Seedling found amongst greggii, microphylla & Salvia x 'Mesa Azure', so we are not sure of the parentage. Named after the founder of emerisa gardens' wife. Blm color: bubble gum pk w/lighter bottom edge. Size: 18-24" x 14-16". Water: mod. Exp.: sun. Z7.

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 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 buchananii
Buchanan's Sage

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer and gopher resistant. Nice border plant with fuzzy tubular flowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: pink purple. Height: 12-18 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

SALVIA cacaliifolia, Ornamental Sage 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).

SALVIA chamaedryoides, Germander's Sage SALVIA chamaedryoides
Germander's Sage

Perennial: Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Compact shrub with grayish-green foliage. Good in borders and small hedges. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: true blue. Height: 1-3 feet. Width: 4 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA chiapensis
Chiapas Sage

Perennial: Has a long bloom season, especially in warm climates. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Good border & container plant. Produces wispy spikes of fuzzy reddish pink flowers. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Drought tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Size: 2-3' x 3-4'. USDA Z9. In cold climates, grow in pots and protect in winter.

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.

SALVIA coccinea, Texas Sage SALVIA coccinea
Texas Sage

Self-sowing Annual: Deer, drought and gopher resistant. Nice bedding, container and border plant. Short lived but self-sowing. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Very long bloom time from summer-fall. Bloom color: red. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

SALVIA coccinea 'Brenthurst', Texas Sage SALVIA coccinea 'Brenthurst'
Texas Sage

Self-sowing Annual: Deer, drought and gopher resistant. Nice bedding, container and border plant. Short lived but self-sowing. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Very long bloom time from summer-fall. Bloom color: pink. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

SALVIA coccinea 'Snow Nymph', Texas Sage SALVIA coccinea 'Snow Nymph'
Texas Sage

Self-sowing Annual: Deer, drought and gopher resistant. Nice bedding, container and border plant. Short lived but self-sowing. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Very long bloom time from summer-fall. Bloom color: white. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA 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.

SALVIA farinacea 'Sallyfun Blue', Mealycup Sage SALVIA farinacea 'Sallyfun Blue'
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: violet-blue with white eye. Height: 2-3'. Width: 1.5-2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8-11

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 gesneriiflora 'Tequila'
Sage

Perennial Herb/Subshrub: Deer, drought and gopher resistant. Good border plant. Stems are brittle-cut back in spring to encourage new growth & blooms. Good nectar source for hummingbirds. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: red with purple calyx. Height: at least 5-6' x 4'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA 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 'Blue Note'
Autumn Sage

Perennial: Deer and rabbit resistant. Heat tolerant. Small, brilliant deep blue to purple blooms are produced on dark stems. Flowers from spring to hard frost. Prefers full sun and moist well-drained to dry soil. Loved by hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Native to southwestern US. Height: 18-24". Width 14-16". Water: moderate. Exposure: full. USDA Z7.

SALVIA greggii 'Flame', Autumn Sage SALVIA greggii 'Flame'
Autumn Sage

Perennial Herb or Shrub: Deer and rabbit resistant. Heat tolerant. Scarlet flowers appear from spring to hard frost. Prefers full sun and moist well-drained to dry soil. Loved by hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Native to southwestern US. Size: 24-30" x 18-24". Water: mod. Exposure: sun. USDA Z7.

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.

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