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Photo unavailable SAGINA subulata
Irish Moss

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. An extremely popular groundcover. Fast growing. Great in rock gardens, between pavers or as a lawn substitute. Has very low moss-like carpet of green foliage. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white. Height: 1-2". Spread: 6-12". Exposure: part shade to shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z4.

SAGINA subulata 'Aurea', Scotch Moss SAGINA subulata 'Aurea'
Scotch Moss

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. An extremely popular groundcover. Fast growing. Great in rock gardens, between pavers or as a lawn substitute. Has very low moss-like carpet of bright golden yellow foliage. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white. Height: 1-2". Spread: 6-12". Exposure: part shade to shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z4.

SALVIA 'Amante', Sage SALVIA 'Amante'
Sage

Perennial Subshrub: Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. A new introduction of a Saliva guaranitica hybrid which is related to Salvia ‘Amistad’. A genetic breakthrough in terms of color in this species. Nice tall border plant w/foliage scented of mint or anise. Good cut flower. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blms from early spring-frost. Blm color: fuchsia red w/ a pink lip & black calyx. Height: 3-5'. Spread: 4-6'. Exp.: sun. Water: mod. USDA Z8. PPAF

SALVIA 'Amistad', Friendship Sage SALVIA 'Amistad'
Friendship Sage

Perennial Subshrub: Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Nice tall border plant with foliage scented of mint or anise. Discovered by Argentine salvia expert Rolando Uria. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Good cut flower. Masses of dark purple flowers are held by a lovely black calyx from early spring-frost. Bloom color: dark purple. Height: 3-5'. Spread: 4-6'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8. PP23,578.

Photo unavailable SALVIA 'Bee's Bliss'

Evergreen Shrub. California Native. Grows low to the ground, never exceeding 2 feet, and can reach 6 to 8 feet wide. Plant in full sun and water sparingly. A hybrid that is thought to be a cross of Salvia sonomensis or Salvia clevelandii with Salvia leucophylla. Drought tolerant.

SALVIA 'Indigo Spires', Indigo Spires Sage SALVIA 'Indigo Spires'
Indigo Spires Sage

Perennial: Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Tall border plant with a long bloom season. Prune after risk of frost. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring, summer, fall. Bloom color: dark purple. Height: 5-6'. Width: 5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA 'Lemon Light'
Autumn Sage

Perennial Herb or Shrub: Evergreen. Compact. Drought, deer, fire and gopher tolerant. Excellent bed or border plant with a long bloom season. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms heaviest spring through fall. Bloom color: bright clear lemon-yellow. Size: 12-15" x 12-15". Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/dry. Prefers good drainage. USDA Z7. USPP #24,105

SALVIA 'Love and Wishes', SALVIA 'Love and Wishes'

Perennial: Sensational new hybrid raised by Australian breeder John Fisher & the 3rd in the ‘Wish’ series. Large clusters of reddish-prpl flowers are surrounded by dk burgundy calyxes that blm spring-fall. Dp green foliage w/maroon stems have a well-branching habit. Blms won't fade in the heat, forming a ball of color w/no pruning or deadheading needed. Size: 3-4' x 3'. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod.-dry. USDA Z9. PP#27,057

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.

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 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 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. Size: 18-24" x 14-16". Water: mod. Exposure: sun. USDA Z7.

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