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Photo unavailable SAGINA subulata
Irish Moss

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. An extremely popular ground cover. 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.

Photo unavailable SAGINA subulata
Irish Moss

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. An extremely popular ground cover. 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 ground cover. 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.

Photo unavailable 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.

Photo unavailable SALVIA 'Dayglow'

Bushy upright habit producing two-tone pink rosette petals w/ broad dark green foliage. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Shelter this plant in winter with dry mulch. Soil: moist and well drained. Tolerates sandy and chalky soils. Attracts bees. Height: 28". Spread: 20". USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SALVIA 'Lemon Pie' (SALVIA greggii x microphylla hybrid)
Autumn, Mountain or Little Leaf Sage

Perennial Herb or Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, heat & deer. An RHS Award of Garden Merit winner! Good border, hedge, cottage & meadow, bedding, xeriscape, & container plant. Attracts bees, butterflies, & hummingbirds. Blms: spring-fall. Color: creamy pale lemon ylw. Compact, well-branched growth habit. Ht: 12-24 in. Width: 12-18 in. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z7. Very similar to Salvia 'Clotted Cream'

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 '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.

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.

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 '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 '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 'Waverly'
Waverly Sage

Perennial Herb or Subshrub: Evergreen in mild climates. Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. Grey-green, deeply-veined, lance-shaped aromatic leaves hold spikes of fuzzy, tubular flowers 1-2 ft above the foliage. Great border & container plant. Attracts hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: lavender to white. Ht: 3-5 ft. With: 3-6 ft. Expos: sun/part shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z8. (syn. S. 'Mark’s Mystery White', S. leucantha 'Waverly')

Photo unavailable SALVIA 'Waverly'
Waverly Sage

Perennial Herb or Subshrub: Evergreen in mild climates. Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. Grey-green, deeply-veined, lance-shaped aromatic leaves hold spikes of fuzzy, tubular flowers 1-2 ft above the foliage. Great border & container plant. Attracts hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: lavender to white. Ht: 3-5 ft. With: 3-6 ft. Expos: sun/part shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z8. (syn. S. 'Mark’s Mystery White', S. leucantha 'Waverly')

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 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 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 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 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).

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.

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.

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.

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