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Hummingbird sage is a herbaceous plant species with woody bases and a somewhat sprawling habit with upright flowering stems. Its a member of the large Salvia or sage genus in Lamiaceae, or the mint family. This fruity scented Salvia blooms in March to May with typically dark rose-lilac colored flowers. It is native to southern and central California found growing from sea level to 2,000 feet and is cultivated in gardens for its attractive flowering spikes and pleasant scent. It grows in the Cali...
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White sage, bee sage, or sacred sage, is a cornerstone species of the coastal sage scrub habitat of Southern California and Baja California. White sage is fragrant, with silver-white leaves, and clusters of white flowers with lavender streaks. Young leaves start off green and turn white as they get older. White sage is deeply rooted in the cultures and lifeways of indigenous communities of Southern California and northern Baja, the only region this sage naturally occurs in the world. It is a...
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Cleveland Sage is a beautiful, fast growing and highly aromatic species of sage native to the coast of southern California and northern Baja California. Its common names include Blue sage, Fragrant sage, and Cleveland sage. This is a small, hairy, grey-green shrub native to the chaparral and coastal sage scrub plant communities of the region. It has wrinkly leather-textured leaves with tiny ridged teeth along the edges and it bears plentiful rounded flower clusters of tubular lavender to dark pu...
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Black sage is the most common sage in California, and one of the keystone species of the coastal sage scrub plant community in the southern half of the state. Black sages grows quickly up to 3 feet in height, but mature specimens can reach up to 6 feet in height and 10 feet in width. The plant has attractive dark green leaves, with raised texture that looks somewhat like a fingerprint pattern when viewed closely. The leaves are 1-3 inches long. The upper surface of the leaf is somewhat smooth, w...
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Purple Sage is an aromatic sage native to the southern coast of California and Baja California, with a range stretching from Santa Maria southward, at 50-800 meters altitude. It is a shrub growing up to 1.5 meters tall on dry, open hillsides. The leaves are grayish, 2-8 centimeters long, with a puckered surface. The large spikes bear whorls of purple flowers, 6-13 millimeters long. The flowers are highly aromatic and attract a variety of birds and insects. One variety of Purple Sage, Salvia leuc...
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Munz's Sage (Salvia munzii) is a rare, and fairly small native shrub that grows in the southern part of the Peninsular Range in California, and down into Baja California, Mexico, where it is relatively common. It grows at elevations from 500-3000 feet, usually in very dry conditions. It is a compact sage that works well in a container or small space. Though it is very drought tolerant, it accepts summer water well. There is a horticultural variety known as 'Emerald Cascade' that is available in ...
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Salvia brandegeei is a herbaceous perennial evergreen shrub in the Lamiaceae (Mint) family that grows to 3-4 feet in its native habitat. For many years, it was thought to be native only to Santa Rosa Island, one of the Channel Islands of California. In the 1960s and 1970s six colonies were found in Baja California. Due to its limited distribution in the wild, it is included in CNPS list 1B.2. It is named after Kate Brandegee, a pioneering field botanist in California and Baja. In cultivation, th...
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Salvia columbariae is an annual plant of the Lamiaceae (Mint) family. It is commonly called Chia or Golden Chia. It grows in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, and Baja California. In California it is found in the Coast Ranges and southern Sierras. Stem hairs are generally short and sparse in distribution. Oblong-ovate leaves are 2 to 10 centimeter long and form a distincvt basal rosette. Flower stalks rise from the base and grow to 10 to 50 centimeters. The calyx is 8 to 10 millim...
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Sonoma Sage or Creeping Sage is a member of the Lamiaceae (Mint) family native to California. It is found in the Coast Ranges, Peninsular Range, and Sierra foothills. As suggested by its common name, it is a mat-forming subshrub with stems growing no more about 40 centimeters high. The leaves are about 3-6 centimeters long and.5 to 1.5 centimeters wide; they are hairy, the upper surface with minute hairs, and the lower surface so densely covered with recurved hairs that it looks white. The flowe...
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Thistle Sage (Salvia carduacea) is a native annual herb in the Lamiaceae (Mint) family that grows in southern and central California, primarily in hot, dry inland areas. It comes closest to the coast in northern Santa Barbara County. It tends to grow in sandy or gravelly places, at elevations from 0-4500 feet. It has a distinctive thistle appearance but is not related to true thistles. It is more closely related to Chia (S. columbariae). It is almost always grown from seed and is sometimes inclu...
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Salvia dorrii (Tobacco sage, Dorr's sage, Mint sage, Purple sage) is a herbaceous perennial in the family Lamiaceae. It is native to mountain areas in the western United States and northwestern Arizona, found mainly in the Great Basin Range habitat and southward to the Mojave Desert, growing in dry, well draining soils. Some large native populations of this species also are found in the Aquarius Plateau region of Southern Utah. Salvia dorrii is a woody subshrub reaching 1-3 feet in height and w...
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Salvia pachyphylla (Blue sage, Mountain desert sage) is a perennial shrub native to California, Nevada, and Arizona. In California, it grows between 5,000 to 10,000 ft (1,500 to 3,000 m) elevation on dry rocky slopes, blooming from July to September. It reaches 1 to 2 ft (0. 30 to 0. 61 m) high, with blue-violet flowers, rarely rose, growing in dense clusters. In the course of a study of the chemical composition of the flora used in Latin American popular medicine, Ivan C. Guerrero and coworkers...
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Salvia mohavensis (Mojave sage) is a species of sage endemic to the Mojave Desert. It is a low rounded shrub growing to 1 m tall with small opposite evergreen leaves 1. 5-2 cm long, which are dark green or may appear nearly gray due to a covering of fine white hairs. The 2 cm long flowers are pale blue with protruding stamens, and occur in headlike whorls that occur singly at the tip of the stem. It blooms from April to June.


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Hairy Sage (Salvia dorrii var. pilosa) is a common native shrub that grows in northern, southern and central California. It tends to grow in dry rocky places, at elevations from 3300-13100 feet.


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Dorr's Sage (Salvia dorrii var. dorrii) is a native shrub that grows in northern, southern and central California.


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Salvia funerea (Death Valley sage, woolly sage, funeral sage) is an intricately branched shrub associated with limestone soils in the Mojave Desert. It has an overall white appearance due to wooly hairs that cover the stems and leaves. The plant can be found in dry washes and canyons in Inyo County, California, on the western slopes of the Funeral Mountains, Black Mountains, and Granite Mountains, in Titus Canyon in the Grapevine Mountains, and in the northern Panamint Mountains.


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Salvia greatae is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. Its common names include Orocopia sage and lavender sage. The plant is endemic to California, where it is found in the mountainous Colorado Desert of southern Riverside and northern Imperial Counties, mainly in the Orocopia and Chocolate Mountains. This plant grows in Sonoran Desert ecoregion habitats, on floodplains and along the edges of washes. It is scattered in distribution but it can be a dominant species in pa...
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Salvia vaseyi, the scallopleaf sage, bristle sage or wand sage, is a perennial native to the western Colorado Desert. Flowers grow in compact clusters on 1 to 2 ft (0. 30 to 0. 61 m) spikes. The . 5 inches (1. 3 cm) flowers are white, with whitish bracts, calyx, and leaves, blooming from April to June. The specific epithet was named after botanist George Vasey or for his son, George Richard Vasey, who collected the type specimen.


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Salvia eremostachya, the rose sage, sand sage, or desert sage, is a perennial shrub native to the western edge of the Colorado Desert. It reaches 2 to 3 ft (0. 61 to 0. 91 m) high, with purplish green bracts on . 75 in (1. 9 cm) flowers that range from blue to rose to nearly white. The flowers grow in whorled clusters, blooming from April to November. The specific epithet, "eremostachya" (Greek for "desert stachys"), refers to the plants likeness to those of the genus Stachys.


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Compact White Sage (Salvia apiana var. compacta) is a perennial shrub that is native to Southern California. Having all the attributes of White sage (Salvia apiana) but growing about half the size, with silver-gray foliage and tall flower stems of pollinator attracting white blossoms. It is heat and drought tolerant, with powerfully fragrant foliage that is deer resistant.


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Salvia Bee's Bliss is an excellent ground cover and habitat plant. It grows around 2 feet high and 6 to 8 feet wide. The leaves are grey-green with lavender flowers in the spring. It is drought tolerant after it is established but is tolerant of a wide range of garden conditions. Hummingbirds and bees are attracted to the flowers.It was selected by Roger Raiche at the University of California Botanic Garden in 1989. The name was chosen by Marcia Donahue. It is a hybrid of Salvia leucophylla and ...
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Horticultural selection from salvia leucophylla. This is a low growing, evergeen shrub that produces beautiful pinkish-purple flowers in a circular bunch along the stem. The leaves are light green with a bumpy textured surface. The shrubs can grow to 3 or 4 feet tall and span up to six feet wide. They prefer well-drained soils or rocky hillscapes. The flowers are a great attractor of pollinators, including: birds, bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. They do well in full-sun or part-shade, provi...
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Hybrid of salvia sonomensis and other undetermined salvia species, possibly salvia mellifera. This slow-growing sage bush displays lavender flowers. The shrub can be excellent in pots or naturalized to the landscape and provides a 3 ft' span that slowly grows outward. The leaves are a darker green than the average sage's, providing a natural backdrop for the flowrs that attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and pollinators. A continually flowering sage that needs little water and is very drought to...
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Horticultural selection from salvia leucophylla. This large Purple sage was introduced by Carol Bernstein from a specimen found on the coastal bluffs of Pt. Sal in santa Barbara County. Amethyst Bluff starts out as a low-mounding shrub but eventually grows very large, reaching up to 1 feet in height and spreading up to 15 feet. It is ideally suited for a large scale planting, particularly on a sunny slope or bank where it can sprawl freely. This selection tolerates heavy soils and provides good ...
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Horticultural selection from salvia leucophylla from Pt. Sal, in the southern part of the central coast, just south of san Luis Obispo. One of the best Calfornia native groundcovers. This low-growing groundcover is a perfect selection for full-sun or part-shade areas. The 'Point sal' variety is a grayish-green leaved, multi-blossomed salvia hybrid that exibits low water needs and has little demand in terms of maintenace. The flowers can be pruned in late fall to produce a good flush in the sp...
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Salvia hybrid. 'Pozo Blue' is a superior, easy to grow sage that provides tall, showy spikes of violet-blue flowers that are a hummingbird magnet. The striking flowers and dark green leaves produce a showy, aromatic shrub that averages 4' by 4', compact enough to fit in many locations. 'Pozo Blue' is tolerant of heat and heavy clay soils and needs little water to thrive. With some pruning in the fall, the next spring will provide a show of blooms. This is one of the most adaptable of sages. 'Poz...
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Horticultural selection from salvia clevelandii. Powerfully fragrant and incredibly long blooming, Alpine Cleveland sage is also the cold-hardiest variety of its species, tolerating temperatures well below freezing. Due to its long bloom time, the Alpine variety is a particularly good addition to wildlife gardens. Use it as a screen or border shrub. The flower spikes are attractive in cut-flower arrangements. This variety was discovered growing wild on a rocky, south-facing slope of san Diego's ...
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Salvia hybrid. This sage is very useful in the garden. It is tolerant of heat and needs very little water, making its creeping and groundcover characteristics a good match for rocky hillsides or barren areas. This a slow-growing spreader tha is often found growing near granite rocks, and tougher conditions where other sage varieties have a harder time. The flowers are blueish-purple and are in bloom from spring to early summer, providing butterflies, hummingbirds, and pollinators with a slow-gro...
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Salvia 'Blue and White' is from a cutting by Greg Rubin, most likely of a salvia 'Betsy Clebsch. Unlike the Betsy Clebsch flowers that are variable and can be blue, white or bi-colored on a single plant, the 'Blue and White' have bloomed consistently with bi-colored deep blue and white flowers. It begins flowering in May and continues through the summer and into fall. 'Blue and White' has compact growth to about 3 feet tall and wide. It is a bit more fussy about it's soil then the straight Clev...
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Whirly Blue sage is a hybrid of salvia clevelandii and s. leucophylla and sports aromatic grey-green foliage and rich violet flowers that appear on 1 to 2 foot blooming stems. It is a dense growing shrub, 4-5 feet tall, with an even greater spread. The larger flower whorls and the deeper color of the flowers distinguish 'Whirly Blue from both salvia 'Allen Chickering' and salvia 'Aromas'. Whirly Blue sage is great for dry, sunny spots and appreciates well-draining soil. Hummingbirds, bees and ...
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Horticultural selection from salvia mellifera from Big sur on the central California coast. This low-spreading, mounding sage is an especially drought-tolerant variety and recommended for slopes or difficult, erosion-prone areas. The pale white flowers are formed in a semi-circular fashion and are arranged in tufts on the long, upright stems. The shrubs reach about 1 foot tall, with about a six foot spread. The evergreen leaves are fragrant and add contrast to the beautiful flowers which are lov...
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Horticultural selection from salvia spathacea. This salvia is larger than the straight Hummingbird sage species. 'Powerline Pink' has large spikes of pink flowers and a strong, delightful fragrance. Due to the masses of tall flower spikes, it is a great addition to a bird garden. This plant is special in the garden because it can take both shade and low-water conditions. It is ideal under oaks. Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun or part shade in coastal sites, and part shade in inland ...
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Salvia hybrid. This sage was developed at Rancho santa Ana Botanical Gardens and is most likely a cross between White sage (S. apiana) and Black sage (S. mellifera). Starlight is fast growing shrub to about 4' x 4'. It has silvery green foliage which causes the spring and summer blooming white flowers to stand out and sparkle like stars. It is very attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and native pollenators. It does best in full sun and only needs occasional to no extra water. Tolerates almos...
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Salvia 'Celestial Blue' has a unique flower pattern, with blue on red flowers that are loved by many hummingbird, insect, and butterfly species, including swallowtails. The leaves are a gray green in color and provide a fragrant aroma. This shrub averages 3 to 5 feet in size and mounds as it grows. Flowers are abundant in spring and late fall. Introduced by Las Pilitas Nursery, this hybrid resulted from a cross of several species. Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. ...
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Horticultural selection from salvia munzii. This salvia is a small mounding plant with beautiful green foliage and pretty blue flowers. It is a great addition for a bird garden as birds love the blue flowers that come every blooming season. Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Originally collected by sean Hogan, parker sanderson, and Bart O'Brien from a coastal terrace south of Erendira in Baja California, Mexico.


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Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun or part shade in coastal sites, and part shade in inland sites. From a collection made by Avis Keedy near Lake Cachuma in santa Barbara Co.and introduced by santa Barbara Botanic Garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden by Kent Calkin, Creative Landscape Consultants, introduced by Cal Flora Nursery.


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Hybrid of salvia clevelandii. and salvia leucophylla. Tolerates almost any soil type. Selected for the garden. Hybrid of s.clevelandii x s.leucophylla introduced by Rancho santa Ana Botanic Garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden. Introduced by Rancho santa Ana Botanic Garden.


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Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden. Introduced by santa Barbara Botanic Garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden. Introduced by strybing Arboretum.


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Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun or part shade in coastal sites, and part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden. Introduced by Las pilitas Nursery.


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Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun or part shade in coastal sites, and part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden (from santa Monica Mountains).


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Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected by David Amme from the mouth of Little sur River.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and part shade in inland sites. Selection from the Cuesta Grade in san Luis Obispo Co.


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Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun or part shade in coastal sites, and part shade or shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun or part shade in coastal sites, and part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun or part shade in coastal sites, and part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun or part shade in coastal sites, and part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.


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Tolerates almost any soil type. Original plant was aqcuired from santa Barbara Botanic Garden as s. brandegeei 'pacific Blue'.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Selected for the garden (Introduced by TpF) Hybrid of salvia apiana X mellifera.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Selected for the garden. Introduced by Rancho santa Ana Botanic Garden.


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This sage has light purple flowers and is even more aromatic than White sage or a Cleveland sage. Its leaves are similar to white sage but are slightly smaller and darker. It is a very attractive shrub to place along fences and at the back of a garden bed. Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. It is thought to be a cross between Salvia apiana and Salvia clevelandii, coming from Rancho Santa Ana (now California Botanic Garden).


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Selected for the garden. Introduced by santa Barbara Botanic Garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Selected for the garden (from the Verdugo Mts). Introduced by TpF.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Garden hybrid introduced by Bob sussman of Matilija Nursery.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Hybrid between s. clevelandii, s. dorrii, and s. mohavensis.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Introduced by saratoga Horticultural Foundation.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Selected for the garden.


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Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Selected for the garden.


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Tolerates almost any soil type. Selected for the garden.


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Tolerates almost any soil type. Selected for the garden.


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White sage hybrid, long narrow light green leaves and pale blue to white flowers. Tolerates almost any soil type. Selected for the garden.


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A very special, little known selection, salvia 'Rubin's Baby', grown exclusively by Moosa Creek Nursery. Salvia hybrid. This salvia is a variant of salvia 'Dara's Choice', which is a hybrid of salvia sonomensis and other undetermined salvia species, possibly salvia mellifera. This plant differs most strongly from salvia Dara's Choice in that it is less woody when mature, is more compact, and is lower growing. It reaches about 1.5 to 2 feet tall, with a spread of about 3 feet. This sage features ...
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This long-lived sage is a three-way hybrid between salvia mojavensis, s. clevelandii and s. dorrii. It combines the strong aroma and silvery leaves of the Desert sage, the showy whorled flower spikes of the Cleveland sage, and the deep cobalt-blue flowers, hardiness and extreme drought tolerance of the Desert Purple sage. The hybrid Desert sage loves full sun and requires very well drained soils. It performs very well in the low deserts and in the Riverside area. The flowers that appear on this ...
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Horticultural selection from salvia spathacea. This unusual variety of Hummingbird sage sports flowers that start out yellow and mature to white as they fully open. They add variety when mixed in with the pink varieties of Hummingbird sage. This small and compact species of sage is loved by hummingbirds and produces beautifully fragrant foliage and flowers. Flowers are held on large spears that emerge from the center of the plant. This sage loves afternoon shade and does well in forest floors an...
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Salvia hybrid. We consider the fragrance of Cleveland sage leaves and the fragrance of orange blossoms to be part of the essence of California. The somis hills are home to salvia leucophylla, which has beautiful 8 ft. tall silvery foliage setting off bright pink blooms, but the foliage fragrance is not exciting. Thankfully a bee arranged a tryst between the two sages in our garden. The resulting 'Love Child' is a great garden plant 2-3 ft. tall by 3 ft. wide with the unmistakable fragrance of Cl...
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The 'Aromas' sage hybrid is a fragrant and early blooming bush sage, developing its deep purple flowers from early to late spring. The gray geen leaves are fragrant when crushed or enjoyed with a warm night in the summer. The long stalks produce flowers that attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. it has a an amplified scent for most of the year, compared to other varieties, and is best placed a medium distance from the windows or house air flow. hybrid, random; origin = seedling (19__, Ken...
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Salvia mellifera 'Calamity Jane' is a cross between our native Black sage and salvia leucophylla. It grows to form a compact, fragrant mound, reaching 3' high and 4' across. The flowers are more deeply colored than the Black sage and are shown off beautifully against vibrant green foliage. This tough drought tolerant plant loves a dry, sunny slope and will not need summer water once it is established. Plant one and you will never be short of hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators.


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Salvia mellifera 'Calamity Jane' is a cross between our native Black sage and salvia leucophylla. It grows to form a compact, fragrant mound, reaching 3' high and 4' across. The flowers are more deeply colored than the Black sage and are shown off beautifully against vibrant green foliage. This tough drought tolerant plant loves a dry, sunny slope and will not need summer water once it is established. Plant one and you will never be short of hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators.


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This creeping variety of sage produces a blueish-white flower and has dark green foliage that is evergreen. It grows to about 1 foot in height and spreads to about 5 to 6 feet in width. It does well in sandy loam soil but can survive in sand or gravel soil as well. The fragrant leaves are a good backdrop for the large blue and white spears that flower in spring and early summer. The flowers are loved by hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.


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Horticultural selection from salvia apiana.





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