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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.

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 'Amante'
Sage

Perennial Subshrub: Tolerates drought, deer & gophers. A new introduction of a Saliva guaranitica hybrid which is related to Salvia ‘Amistad’. A genetic breakthrough in terms of color in this species. Nice tall border plant w/foliage scented of mint or anise. Good cut flower. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blms from early spring-frost. Blm color: fuchsia red w/ a pink lip & black calyx. Height: 3-5'. Spread: 4-6'. Exp.: sun. Water: mod. USDA Z8. PPAF

SALVIA 'Amistad', Friendship Sage 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.

SALVIA 'Indigo Spires', Indigo Spires Sage SALVIA 'Indigo Spires'
Indigo Spires Sage

Perennial: Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Tall border plant with a long bloom season. Prune after risk of frost. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring, summer, fall. Bloom color: dark purple. Height: 5-6'. Width: 5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA 'Kisses and Wishes'
Kisses and Wishes Sage

Perennial: A sport of the highly popular Wendy's Wish. This is the 4th color in the Wish series. Large clusters of bt. rosy pk flowers are surrounded by mauve colored calyxes that blm from spring-fall. Dp green foliage w/maroon stems have a well-branching habit. Blooms won't fade in the heat and no pruning or deadheading needed. Size: 3-4' x 2-3'. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: moderate-dry. Hardy to 20-25. USDA Z9. PPAF

SALVIA 'Love and Wishes', SALVIA 'Love and Wishes'

Perennial: Sensational new hybrid raised by Australian breeder John Fisher & the 3rd in the ‘Wish’ series. Large clusters of reddish-prpl flowers are surrounded by dk burgundy calyxes that blm spring-fall. Dp green foliage w/maroon stems have a well-branching habit. Blms won't fade in the heat, forming a ball of color w/no pruning or deadheading needed. Size: 3-4' x 3'. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod.-dry. USDA Z9. PP#27,057

Photo unavailable SALVIA 'Mrs. Beard'
Sonoma Sage, Creeping Sage

Perennial: California native ground cover. Deer resistant. Very drought tolerant. A vigorous hybrid of Salvia sonomensis & Salvia mellifera. Mat forming w/flowers that rise about 6" above the foliage. Creeps underground, though it is easily controllable. Leaves are heavily pungent when cut or crushed. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blm time: spring-summer. Blm color: lavender-blue. Ht: 18-24". Width: 4-6'. Full sun. Water: dry. Needs good drainage. USDA Z8.

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.

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.

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.

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)

SALVIA africana-lutea (S. aurea), Beach Salvia or Brown Salvia 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.

SALVIA africana-lutea (S. aurea), Beach Salvia or Brown Salvia 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.

SALVIA africana-lutea (S. aurea), Beach Salvia or Brown Salvia 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 buchananii
Buchanan's Sage

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer and gopher resistant. Nice border plant with fuzzy tubular flowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: pink purple. Height: 12-18 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

SALVIA chamaedryoides, Germander's Sage SALVIA chamaedryoides
Germander's Sage

Perennial: Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Compact shrub with grayish-green foliage. Good in borders and small hedges. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: true blue. Height: 1-3 feet. Width: 4 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SALVIA chiapensis
Chiapas Sage

Perennial: Has a long bloom season, especially in warm climates. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Good border & container plant. Produces wispy spikes of fuzzy reddish pink flowers. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Drought tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Size: 2-3' x 3-4'. USDA Z9. In cold climates, grow in pots and protect in winter.

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