Salvia

More than 750 species are known around the world, and within this group, a number have evolved within arid climate regions, including Southern California. Leaves are aromatic and often wrinkled; flowers occur mostly throughout spring and range in color from white and pink, to blue and purple. These species are valued in native gardens, revegetation projects, and for naturalizing slopes in coastal and inland gardens. Salvias provide nectar for birds, butterflies and other nectar-loving insects. Great companions to Salvias in the natural garden include Mimulus species, Romneya coulteri, Trichostema lanatum, Eschscholzia californica and Eriogonum species.

REQUIREMENTS: Most perform best in full sun and well draining soils. Most benefit from hard pruning after their flower cycle is complete. Top growth can also be removed to maintain size and stimulate flower production.

  • Salvia 'Allen Chickering' 1g

    Salvia Allen Chickering is one of the many Salvia clevelandii x Salvia leucophylla hybrids available on the market. It has grey green leaves and attractive whorls of light purple/medium blue flowers. Hummingbirds and butterflies love to feed on the...

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  • Salvia 'Allen Chickering' 5g

    Salvia Allen Chickering is one of the many Salvia clevelandii x Salvia leucophylla hybrids available on the market. It has grey green leaves and attractive whorls of light purple/medium blue flowers. Hummingbirds and butterflies love to feed on the...

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  • Salvia 'Aromas' 1g

    Salvia Aromas is one of the many Salvia clevelandii x Salvia leucophylla hybrids available on the market. It has grey green leaves and attractive whorls of light purple/medium blue flowers. Hummingbirds and butterflies love to feed on the nectar...

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  • Salvia 'Aromas' 5g

    Salvia Aromas is one of the many Salvia clevelandii x Salvia leucophylla hybrids available on the market. It has grey green leaves and attractive whorls of light purple/medium blue flowers. Hummingbirds and butterflies love to feed on the nectar...

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  • Salvia 'Dara's Choice' 1g

    Salvia Dara's Choice is a hybrid low growing sage that was introduced to the industry by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. It is thought to be a cross between S. sonomensis and S. mellifera. The plant has greenish aromatic leaves and blue/purple flowers...

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  • Salvia 'Desperado' 1g

    Savia Desperado is a hybrid of Salvia apiana and Salvia leucophylla that has excellent horticultural appeal. The leaf is silvery grey like Salvia apiana but a bit thinner than the true species. The flower is the color of S. leucophylla but formed like a...

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  • Salvia 'Mrs. Beard’ 1g

    Salvia Mrs. Beard is a hybrid low growing sage that is now quite widespread in the industry. It is thought to be a cross between S. sonomensis and S. mellifera and is very similar to Salvia Dara’s Choice. If Dara’s Choice is not available, Mrs. Beard is...

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  • Salvia 'Pozo Blue' 1g

    Salvia Pozo Blue is one of the many Salvia clevelandii x Salvia leucophylla hybrids available on the market. It has grey green leaves and attractive whorls of light purple/medium blue flowers. Hummingbirds and butterflies love to feed on the nectar...

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  • Salvia apiana 1g

    One of the most well know California native plants, Salvia apiana, or white sage is used in a variety of ways including restoration projects, typical landscapes, and native American ceremonies. Its pungent fragrance is hard to forget once experienced. ...

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  • Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman' 1g

    A selection of true species Salvia clevelandii that is noted for its stunning dark purple / violet flowers and sweet fragrance. The leaves are dark green and much smaller than the grey / green S. clevelandii x S. leucophylla hybrids that are frequently...

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  • Salvia clevelandii 1g

    Tolerant of many soil types, provided that watered carefully (heavy soil requires less water than sandy soils).

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