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Photo unavailable SALVIA farinacea 'Sallyfun Deep Ocean'
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: dark violet-blue w/white eye. Height: 12-24". Width: 12-24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA farinacea 'Victoria Blue'
Mealycup Sage

Perennial: Native to the south central United States (Texas) and Mexico. Vigorous and free-flowering. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Excellent border, rock garden, pot, cut flower (fresh or dried) and edge plant. Dense 5-8" flower spikes. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: deep blue. Height: 18-24 inches. Width: 12-18 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA forsskaolii
Indigo Woodland Sage

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Native to Bulgaria & the Mediterranean. A beautiful & hardy variety that thrives in part shade. Whorls of widely spaced, but very showy, violet-blue, two-lipped flowers on long stems w/white streaks & yellow markings on the lower lip. Nice border plant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'.. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable SALVIA forsskaolii
Indigo Woodland Sage

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Native to Bulgaria & the Mediterranean. A beautiful & hardy variety that thrives in part shade. Whorls of widely spaced, but very showy, violet-blue, two-lipped flowers on long stems w/white streaks & yellow markings on the lower lip. Nice border plant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'.. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable SALVIA forsskaolii
Indigo Woodland Sage

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Native to Bulgaria & the Mediterranean. A beautiful & hardy variety that thrives in part shade. Whorls of widely spaced, but very showy, violet-blue, two-lipped flowers on long stems w/white streaks & yellow markings on the lower lip. Nice border plant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'.. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable SALVIA gesneriiflora 'Mole Pablano'
Sage

Perennial Herb/Subshrub: This is a selection from Salvia gesneriiflora 'Tequila', and has the same features but with a longer bloom season. Deer, drought and gopher resistant. Good border plant. Stems are brittle-cut so back in spring to encourage new growth. Good nectar source for hummingbirds. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Color: red w/purple calyx. Size: 5-6' x 4'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Z9.

Photo unavailable SALVIA gesneriiflora 'Mole Pablano'
Sage

Perennial Herb/Subshrub: This is a selection from Salvia gesneriiflora 'Tequila', and has the same features but with a longer bloom season. Deer, drought and gopher resistant. Good border plant. Stems are brittle-cut so back in spring to encourage new growth. Good nectar source for hummingbirds. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Color: red w/purple calyx. Size: 5-6' x 4'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Z9.

Photo unavailable SALVIA greggii 'Amethyst Lips'

Shrubby Herb: Evergreen. Deer and drought resistant. Woody shrub great for borders and cut flowers. Cousin to Salvia 'Hot Lips'. Green, fragrant, with little leaves. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: violet purple & white bicolor. Height: 3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8-10.

Photo unavailable SALVIA greggii 'Furman's Red'
Autumn Sage

Perennial Herb or Shrub: Deer and rabbit resistant. Evergreen. Heat tolerant. Green foliage with dark purple/black growth that blooms into deep magenta flowers. Prefers full sun and moist well-drained to dry soil. Loved by hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Native to southwestern US. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'. Water: mod. Exposure: sun. USDA Z5-9.

Photo unavailable SALVIA greggii 'Mirage Salmon'
Autumn Sage

Perennial Herb or Shrub: Deer & rabbit resistant. Heat tolerant. Salmon flowers appear from spring to hard frost. Prefers full sun & moist well-drained to dry soil. Loved by hummingbirds, butterflies & bees. Native to southwestern US. Size: 12-14" x 14-16". Water: mod./dry. Exposure: full sun. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SALVIA greggii x lycioides 'Nuevo Leon'
Autumn or Cherry Sage

Perennial: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Excellent border plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-fall. Blooms are smaller than other S. greggii's. Bloom color: indigo purple. Height: 18". Sprawling habit. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SALVIA greggii x lycioides 'Nuevo Leon'
Autumn or Cherry Sage

Perennial: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Excellent border plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-fall. Blooms are smaller than other S. greggii's. Bloom color: indigo purple. Height: 18". Sprawling habit. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

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 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.

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 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.

Photo unavailable 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.

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