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SALVIA guaranitica 'Black & Blue', Mint Scented Sage SALVIA guaranitica 'Black & Blue'
Mint Scented Sage

Perennial Subshrub: Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Tall border plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Good cut flower. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: blue with dark violet-blue calyx. Size: around 4' x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable SALVIA involucrata
Rosebud Salvia, Rosy-leaf Sage

Perennial Herb: Tolerates drought & deer. Mexico native. A woody based plant with lush, rich green leaves with a reddish hue. Great for borders, beds, containers & city/coastal/cottage/Mediterranean gardens. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: large "rosebuds" open to fuzzy, tubular rose-magenta flowers. Ht: 3-6 ft. Width: 4-6 ft. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SALVIA iodantha (syn. S. michoacana)
Mexican Fuchsia Sage, Scandent Mexican Sage

Herbaceous Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Native to Mexico. Gorgeous & fast growing, cut back old growth in spring to reduce size & weight. Grows from the base & sends up flowering stalks that may need support. Needs protection from strong winds. Long, tubular clusters of fuzzy flowers attract hummingbirds, bees & butterflies. Blooms: fall-spring. Color: fuchsia-purple. Ht: 6-10 ft. W: 4-6 ft. Expos: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8-10.

Photo unavailable SALVIA leucantha 'Midnight'
Mexican Bush Sage

Perennial Herb or Subshrub: Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Fire retardant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bushy shrub that produces long, slender velvety spikes. Bloom time: spring-fall. Foliage color: grayish-green with whitish-colored undersides. Bloom color: dark purple with dark purple calyx. Height: 3-5'. Width: 3-5'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable SALVIA leucantha 'Variegata'
Variegated Mexican Bush Sage

Perennial Herb or Subshrub: Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. Fire retardant. Much smaller & more compact than the species. Yellow & green variegated foliage give the plant an interesting look even before bloom season. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bushy shrub that produces long, slender velvety spikes late in the season. Bloom color: purple w/purple calyx. Height: 2-3'. Width: 2-3'. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod.dry. USDA Z8.

SALVIA leucophylla 'Point Sal Spreader', Mexican Purple Sage, Gray Sage SALVIA leucophylla 'Point Sal Spreader'
Mexican Purple Sage, Gray Sage

Perennial Shrub: Evergreen. Native to California. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. More prostrate and has broader, greyer leaves than the species. New growth is apple green that becomes grey-white with warmer temps. Great ground cover for borders or on slopes for erosion control. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring. Bloom color: light pinkish-purple. Height: 2-3'. Spread: 8-10'. Water: dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable SALVIA macrophylla
Peruvian, Baby, Arrow Leaf, Big Leaf or Wild Sage

Subshrub: Deer resistant. Native to Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. This stately Salvia has large grey-green triangular shaped leaves with prominent veins that hold flower spikes that rise above the foliage. Great in borders. Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: true blue. Height: 4-6 feet. Width: 4-6 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9. Can grow back from roots, if tops have frozen.

SALVIA melissodora, Grape Scented Sage SALVIA melissodora
Grape Scented Sage

Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Very easy to grow. Foliage and flowers smell like grapes or lavender (depending on who you ask). Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: lavender-blue. Height: 8'. Spread: 6'. (but can be pruned to stay smaller). Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z8.

SALVIA mexicana 'Limelight', Mexican Sage SALVIA mexicana 'Limelight'
Mexican Sage

Perennial Shrub: Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Tall border plant and cut flower. Good for under tree canopies. Beneficial plant for insects, butterflies & hummingbirds. Stunning blooms have chartreuse calyces that hold vibrant violet-blue tubular flowers. Size: 4-6' x 4-6'. Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

SALVIA microphylla 'Hot Lips', Cherry Sage, Baby Sage, Little Leaf Sage SALVIA microphylla 'Hot Lips'
Cherry Sage, Baby Sage, Little Leaf Sage

Shrubby Herb: Evergreen. Deer and gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Woody shrub for borders and cut flowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: red, white or red & white bicolor, or all three. Height: 3 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA microphylla 'Pink Pong'

S. microphylla x S. involucrata. Profuse bloomer of deep raspberry pink flowers with fragrant dark green foliage. Exposure: sun/part shade. Prefers soil with good drainage. Bloom time: spring-fall. Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Height: 24-36”. Spread: 24-36”.

SALVIA microphylla 'Red Velvet', Cherry Sage, Baby Sage, Little Leaf Sage SALVIA microphylla 'Red Velvet'
Cherry Sage, Baby Sage, Little Leaf Sage

Shrubby Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought & gopher resistant. One of the most intense red-flowering varieties, contrasts beautifully w/its dark chocolate stems & calyxes. Medium-sized flowers are profuse on this large woody shrub. Good in background plantings, in a border or as a cut flower. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blm time: summer-fall. Bloom color: red. Size 3' x 3'. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod./dry. Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA nemerosa 'Sensation Medium Deep Rose'
Meadow Sage

Perennial: Soft rose pink blooms w/deep purple calyces make beautiful cut flowers. Compact, well-branched habit make it great for borders and containers. Can be cut back hard after bloom to rejuvenate the green foliage. Bloom time: spring-summer. Attracts butterflies, bees, & hummingbirds. Heat tolerant. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. Size: 14” x 14”. Habit: mounded. USDA Zone 5.

SALVIA nemorosa 'Caradonna', Meadow Sage, Hybrid Sage SALVIA nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Meadow Sage, Hybrid Sage

Perennial Herb: Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. Excellent border, rock garden, pot & edge plant. Goes well under garden roses. Combines nicely with Achillea (yarrow). Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: violet with purple-black stems. Size: 1.5-2.5' x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5. (syn. S. x sylvestris, S. superba)

SALVIA nemorosa 'East Friesland' ('Ostfriesland'), Meadow Sage, Hybrid Sage SALVIA nemorosa 'East Friesland' ('Ostfriesland')
Meadow Sage, Hybrid Sage

Perennial Herb: Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Excellent border, rock garden, pot and edge plant. Goes well under garden roses. Combines nicely with Achillea (yarrow). Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: purple. Size: 18-24" x 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5. (syn. S. x sylvestris, S. superba)

SALVIA nemorosa 'Sallyrosa Jumbo Pink', SALVIA nemorosa 'Sallyrosa Jumbo Pink'

Perennial Herb: Great compact & well branched habit. Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Excellent border, rock garden, pot and edge plant. Goes well under garden roses. Combines nicely with Achillea (yarrow). Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: large pink. Size: Height: 16". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4-9.

Photo unavailable SALVIA patens
Gentian Sage

Perennial Herb: Need a true blue? This is it! Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. Nice border and container plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: azure blue. Height: 1.5-2.5 feet. Width: 2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8. Mulch in harsher climates to provide protection.

Photo unavailable SALVIA patens 'Dot's Delight'
Gentian Sage

Perennial Herb: Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. A real head turner w/ its large, white & blue bicolored flowers & unusual sagittate foliage making it a unique variety. Less vigorous& less sun tolerant than other forms of the species. Nice border & container plant. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blm time: summer-fall. Ht: 36" (48" w/flower). Width: 24". Can tolerate full sun but prefers part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z8. Mulch in harsher climates to provide protection.

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