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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.

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 microphylla 'So Cool Pale Blue'
Cherry Sage, Baby Sage, Little Leaf Sage

Shrubby Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought & gopher resistant. A new littleleaf sage from the breeders of Love and Wishes. Unique flower color combined w/large flower size & great compact, bushy habit. Eye-catching icy blue flowers early summer through fall. Good in background plantings, in a border or as a cut flower. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom color: pale blue w/hints of lavender. Size 2-3' x 1.5-2.5'. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod./dry. Z8.

SALVIA nemerosa 'Bumblesky', Meadow Sage SALVIA nemerosa 'Bumblesky'
Meadow Sage

Perennial Herb: Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. A colorful magnet for pollinators with spikes of light blue flowers spring-fall. Excellent border, rock garden, pot & edge plant. Goes well under garden roses. Combines nicely with Achillea (yarrow). Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Size: 14-16" x 18-20". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3. PPAF

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.

Photo unavailable SALVIA reptans 'Blue Willow'
West Texas Cobalt Sage, Narrow-leaved Sage

Perennial: Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Excellent border plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-fall. Willowy leaves with spikes of brilliant blue flowers spring-fall. Height: 3-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SALVIA rhinosina
Argentine Sage

Perennial Subshrub: Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. Native to Argentina. Similar in many ways to Salvia guaranitica. Nice tall border plant with foliage scented of mint or anise. Use for screening areas or providing a backdrop to other shorter sages. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Good cut flower. Blooms time: summer-fall. Bloom color: bicolored light violet & white flowers. Size: 5' x 5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SALVIA sonomensis
Sonoma Sage, Creeping Sage

Perennial: California native groundcover. Deer resistant. Very drought tolerant. Mat forming with flowers that rise about 6" above the foliage. Creeps underground, though it is easily controllable. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: lavender-blue. Needs good drainage.

Photo unavailable SALVIA spathacea
Hummingbird Sage

Perennial Herb: Drought and deer tolerant. California native. Excellent border, rock garden, pot and edge plant or under oak trees. Ground hugging foliage is very fragrant, blooms are clusters of deep rose pink. Slowly spreads to form a colony. Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: deep rose pink. Height: 1-2' x 4-5'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate.

SALVIA splendens 'Saucy Coral', SALVIA splendens 'Saucy Coral'

Herb: A tender perennial grown as an annual in cold climates-it's worth growing, it's a beauty! Deer, drought & gopher resistant. Great in hot, humid conditions. Salmon colored flowers bloom from dark coral colored calyxes & stems. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Good border, container & cut flower plant. Blooms: summer-frost. Size: 24-36" x 24-36". Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z9.

SALVIA splendens 'Saucy Wine', SALVIA splendens 'Saucy Wine'

Herb: A tender perennial grown as an annual in cold climates-it's worth growing, it's a beauty! Deer, drought & gopher resistant. Great in hot, humid conditions. Produces lush velvety burgundy-red flower spikes. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Good border, container & cut flower plant. Blooms: summer-frost. Size: 24-36" x 24-36". Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z9.

SALVIA uliginosa, Bog Sage SALVIA uliginosa
Bog Sage

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Tall stately border plant. Tolerates bog conditions. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: azure blue. Height: 4-6 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable SALVIA wagneriana 'White Bracts'
Pink & White Wagner's Sage

Perennial: Deer resistant. Found in the cloud forests of Southern Mexico & Central America where it grows at elevations of up to 6,500 feet. Tall border plant w/nonstop showy blooms. Nice cut flower. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: winter-spring. Bloom color: magenta pink w/white bracts. Average size: 6' x 6' but can rarely grow 10' x 10' in the right conditions (keep it smaller by pruning it in summer). Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z8.

SALVIA x 'Mesa Azure', Cherry Sage, Baby Sage, Little Leaf Sage SALVIA x 'Mesa Azure'
Cherry Sage, Baby Sage, Little Leaf Sage

Shrubby Herb: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. Woody shrub for borders and cut flowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The parentage is unknown, but this Salvia may be related to a microphylla and/or greggii. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: light purple with darker calyx. Height: 2 feet, sprawling. Spread: 18-24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SALVIA x 'Raspberry Truffle'
Sage

Perennial: Deer resistant. A hybrid of Salvia mexicana x Salvia gesneriiflora, discovered by Andy Maycem. Very tall, tender & winter-flowering border plant. Attractive foliage, its leaves are thick, hairy & deeply veined. Deep green on top & velvety purple underneath. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: late fall-early spring. Bloom color: deep purple w/near black bracts. Height: 3-4'. Width: 3-4'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

SALVIA x 'Sierra San Antonio', Ornamental Sage, Jame Sage SALVIA x 'Sierra San Antonio'
Ornamental Sage, Jame Sage

Perennial: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. Excellent border plant with a long bloom season. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooms heaviest spring through fall. Bloom color: yellow with reddish pink. Size: 3' x 3'. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SALVIA x jamensis 'California Sunset'
Jame Sage

Shrubby Herb: Evergreen. Deer and gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. A striking combination of dark orange & peach. The buds are a vibrant orange but when the flowers open they reveal a softer orange lined w/the narrowest dark orange edge. Semi-woody shrub for borders and cut flowers. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Height: 3'. Width: 3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA x jamensis VIBE 'Ignition Fuchsia'
Vibe Collection Salvia, Jame Sage

Herb: A tender perennial grown as an annual in cold climates-it's worth growing. Deer, drought & gopher resistant. A petite-leafed variety. Great in hot conditions, one of the most humidity tolerant varieties of its type! The flowers are edible & have a sweet honey flavor! Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Good border, container & cut flower plant. Blooms: summer-frost. Bloom color: fuchsia. Size: 18-24" x 18-24". Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SALVIA x jamensis VIBE 'Ignition Purple'
Vibe Collection Salvia, Jame Sage

Herb: A tender perennial grown as an annual in cold climates-it's worth growing. A petite-leafed variety. Deer, drought & gopher resistant. Great in hot conditions, one of the most humidity tolerant varieties of its type! Dark purple buds open to vibrant purple flowers. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Good border, container & cut flower plant. Blms: summer-frost. Size: 18-24" x 18-24". Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z7. USPP#27,788

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