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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.

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 sylvestris 'Blue Hills' ('Blauhugel'), Meadow Sage, Hybrid Sage SALVIA x sylvestris 'Blue Hills' ('Blauhugel')
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: medium blue. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5. (syn. S. nemorosa, S. superba)

SALVIA x sylvestris 'May Night' ('Mainacht'), Meadow Sage, Hybrid Sage SALVIA x sylvestris 'May Night' ('Mainacht')
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. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: dark violet blue. Growth: 24" x 24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5. (syn. S. nemorosa, S. superba)

SALVIA x sylvestris 'May Night' ('Mainacht'), Meadow Sage, Hybrid Sage SALVIA x sylvestris 'May Night' ('Mainacht')
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. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: dark violet blue. Growth: 24" x 24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5. (syn. S. nemorosa, S. superba)

Photo unavailable SAXIFRAGA stolonifera
Creeping Saxifrage, Strawberry Saxifrage, Creeping Rockfoil

Perennial: Commonly called “strawberry geranium”, this evergreen ground cover has runners that spread like a strawberry plant, with geranium-like bicolor green leaves with silver veins. Produces showy white blooms on 18” stems from spring to summer. Wonderful in woodland gardens, containers, or hanging baskets. Ht: 6-18”. Width: 12-24”. Water: moderate. Soil: moist w/ good drainage. Exposure: part/full shade. USDA Z5.

SAXIFRAGA x arendsii 'Alpino Early Picotee', Saxifrage or Rockfoil SAXIFRAGA x arendsii 'Alpino Early Picotee'
Saxifrage or Rockfoil

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. A game-changer in Saxifraga breeding, the 'Alpino Early' series is very free flowering with large blooms in stunning colors. Clump former with flower stalks that rise above the foliage. Excellent in pots, rock gardens and beds. Bloom time: spring. Bloom color: reddish-pink w/cream centers. Height: 6-10". Width: 8-12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Prefers well drained soil. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAXIFRAGA x arendsii 'Touran Deep Red'
Saxifrage or Rockfoil

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies. Free flowering with large blooms. Clump former with flower stalks that rise above the foliage. Excellent in pots, rock gardens and beds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: deep merlot-red w/yellow center. Height: 4-8". Width: 6-10". Exposure: full sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Prefers well drained soil. USDA Z4. USPP#19643.

Photo unavailable SCABIOSA 'Vivid Violet'
Pincushion Flower

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Compact, forms a short mound of ferny foliage. A profusion of large pincushion-like flowers appear in spring- fall. Good bedding, border, container, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Remove spent blooms to encourage more! Bloom color: vivid-violet. Size: 12-16" x 18". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4

Photo unavailable SCABIOSA 'Vivid Violet'
Pincushion Flower

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Compact, forms a short mound of ferny foliage. A profusion of large pincushion-like flowers appear in spring- fall. Good bedding, border, container, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Remove spent blooms to encourage more! Bloom color: vivid-violet. Size: 12-16" x 18". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4

Photo unavailable SCABIOSA 'Vivid Violet'
Pincushion Flower

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Compact, forms a short mound of ferny foliage. A profusion of large pincushion-like flowers appear in spring- fall. Good bedding, border, container, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Remove spent blooms to encourage more! Bloom color: vivid-violet. Size: 12-16" x 18". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4

SCABIOSA columbaria 'Butterfly Blue', Pincushion Flower SCABIOSA columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'
Pincushion Flower

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good bedding, border, container, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Remove spent blooms to encourage more! Blooms continuously from spring-fall. Bloom color: lavender blue. Size: 8-12" x 12-24". Sun/part shade. Moderate water. USDA Z6.

SCABIOSA columbaria 'Butterfly Blue', Pincushion Flower SCABIOSA columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'
Pincushion Flower

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good bedding, border, container, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Remove spent blooms to encourage more! Blooms continuously from spring-fall. Bloom color: lavender blue. Size: 8-12" x 12-24". Sun/part shade. Moderate water. USDA Z6.

SCABIOSA columbaria 'Gelato Blueberry', Pincushion Flower SCABIOSA columbaria 'Gelato Blueberry'
Pincushion Flower

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good bedding, border, container, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Remove spent blooms to encourage more! Blooms continuously from spring-fall. Bloom color: deep magenta to rich bordeaux. Height: 18-24". Width: 48". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable SCABIOSA columbaria 'Giga Silver'
Pincushion Flower

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good bedding, border, container, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Remove spent blooms to encourage more! Blooms continuously from spring-fall. Bloom color: silvery white. Height: 12-24". Width: 8-14". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable SCABIOSA columbaria 'Giga Silver'
Pincushion Flower

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good bedding, border, container, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Remove spent blooms to encourage more! Blooms continuously from spring-fall. Bloom color: silvery white. Height: 12-24". Width: 8-14". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

SCABIOSA columbaria 'Pink Mist', Pincushion Flower SCABIOSA columbaria 'Pink Mist'
Pincushion Flower

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good bedding, border, container, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Remove spent blooms to encourage more! Blooms continuously from spring-fall. Bloom color: lavender pink. Size: 8-12" x 12-24". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable SCABIOSA columbaria 'Raspberry Kisses'
Pincushion Flower

Perennial: Tolerates deer and drought. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good bedding, border, container, cut flower and rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Remove spent blooms to encourage more. Blooms continuously from spring-fall. Bloom color: dark raspberry-pink. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

SCABIOSA incisa 'Kudo Pink', Pincushion Flower SCABIOSA incisa 'Kudo Pink'
Pincushion Flower

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Kudo is a first year flowering perennial. Good bedding, border, container, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Remove spent blooms to encourage more! Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: pink. Size: 16-20" x 20-24". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

SCABIOSA incisa 'Kudo Pink', Pincushion Flower SCABIOSA incisa 'Kudo Pink'
Pincushion Flower

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Kudo is a first year flowering perennial. Good bedding, border, container, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Remove spent blooms to encourage more! Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: pink. Size: 16-20" x 20-24". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

SCAEVOLA 'Mauve Clusters', Fan Flower SCAEVOLA 'Mauve Clusters'
Fan Flower

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Native to Australia. Good container, hanging basket, ground cover and border plant. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: lilac-mauve fan-shaped flowers. Size: 6-12" x 1.5-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9 or <.

SCILLA peruviana, Peruvian Scilla SCILLA peruviana
Peruvian Scilla

Bulb: Summer dormant. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Good border and cut flower plant. Has strap-shaped leaves that carry bluish purple star-like flowers in spring-summer. Size: 12" x 12". Flowerstalks 10-12" above foliage. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

SCLERANTHUS uniflorus, Knawel Cushion SCLERANTHUS uniflorus
Knawel Cushion

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer & drought tolerant. This light green moss-like perennial can tolerate light foot traffic once established. Forms a dense cushion of tiny needle like leaves with small white flowers in summer. Great for fairy gardens. Prefers full sun but can be planted in part shade. Drought tolerant when established.Size: 1-2" x 10-12". Water: moderate-dry. USAD Z7.

Photo unavailable SCROPHULARIA auriculata 'Variegata'
Water Figwort, Water Betony

Perennial: Deciduous. Excellent foliage plant, woodland, marginal aquatic & border plant. Does well at waters edge & damp borders. Foliage is variegated with yellow spots and blotches. Small insignificant red flowers in summer-fall. Attracts butterflies. Size: 2-3' x 2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z5-10. (syn. S. aquatica 'Variegata').

Photo unavailable SCROPHULARIA californica
California Figwort, Bee Plant

Herbaceous Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. CA native. The flower spikes carry many tiny open-mouthed maroon-red flowers followed by attractive seed stalks. Nice in dried flower arrangements. Great for shady gardens or perfect habitat plant for butterfly gardens. Attracts bees & hummingbirds. Spreads by rhizomes. Blooms: spring-summer. Ht: 3-5'. Width: 1-2'. Exp.: pt. shade/shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z7.

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