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Botanic Name
Common Name

Origin

Sun
FS-Full
PS-Part
SH-Shade

Size
(HxW)
S to 3'
M to 5'
L 6' +

Leaf Drop

Corolla

Calyx

Comments

Salvia 'Cabrillo Sunrise'

(S. macellaria x S. darcyi)

Cabrillo garden hybrid

FS-PS
20º

S
3'x3'

deciduous

salmon

green

Summer-fall bloomer; Salvia hybrid seedling selected by Kathe Navarez, 1999.

Salvia 'Cabrillo Sunset'

(S. macellaria x S. darcyi)

Cabrillo garden hybrid

FS-PS
20º

S
3'x3'

deciduous

dark salmon

green

Summer-fall bloomer. Upright habit compared to Salvia 'Cabrillo Sunrise.' 1999 hybrid seedling selected by Kathe Navarez.

Salvia cacaliaefolia
Guatemalan
Leaf Sage

Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras

PS-SH
15-20º

S
3'x3'

semi-deciduous

blue

green

Spring-fall bloomer; vine-like habit; pinch to shape; burns in hot sun. Creeping rootstock.

Salvia canariensis
Canary Island Sage

Canary Islands

FS
20-25º

L
6'x5'

evergreen

lilac

pink

Winter-summer bloomer; drought tolerant; sensitive to over watering. Sprouts from base after freeze.

Salvia canescens

Caucasus

FS
10º

S
1.5'x1'

deciduous

violet

brownish-purple

Late spring bloomer; sensitive to over watering; will repeat flowering if old flower stalks are removed.

Salvia candidissima

Greece, Turkey, Northern Iran

FS
20º

S
1.5'x1.5'

decidous

white

green

Late spring-summer bloomer. Gray leaves have silky-white hairs; sensitive to over watering.

Salvia carduacea
Thistle Sage

California to Baja, Mexico

FS
5-20º

S
1.5'x1'

annual

lavender

white

Summer bloomer; drought tolerant

Salvia 'Caroline'

Yucca Do Nursery, Texas

PS
32º

S
2.5'x2.5'

semi-deciduous

burgundy wine

burgundy wine

Seeling of Salvia splendens 'Van Houttei.' Summer-fall bloomer. Tender sage grown as an annual. Over winter in greenhouse.

Salvia cedrosensis

Cedros Island, Baja, Mexico

FS
32º

S
1'x1'

evergreen

blue violet

grayish white

Spring-fall bloomer. No overhead watering. Needs well drained, rocky soils.

Salvia chamaedryoides
Germander Sage

Texas, Mexico

FS-PS
15-20º

S
2'x4'

evergreen

blue

gray

Spring-fall bloomer; needs well drained soil; drought tolerant; running rootstock.

Salvia chamaedryoides x S. microphylla

Garden hybrid from France

FS-PS
20º

S
1.5'x1.5'

evergreen

purple

green

Spring-fall bloomer.

Salvia chamelaeagnea
African Blue Sage

Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

FS
25º

M
4'x4'

evergreen

blue-violet

green

Spring-fall bloomer; found in sandy soils.

Salvia chinopeplica

Baja, California

FS

M
3'x5'

evergreen

blue-violet

green

Spring-fall bloomer. Drought tolerant, needs well draining soil. No overhead watering. Good rock garden plant.

Salvia cinnabarina

Southern Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras

FS-PS
30º

M
1.5'x6'

semi-deciduous

red

green

Summer-fall bloomer; spreads by forming roots at nodes, forming dense mat; tender; trailing habit.

Salvia clevelandii
'Winnifred Gilman'

California native cultivar

FS
32º

M
3'x4'

evergreen

violet

red

Spring bloomer; upright growth; drought toldrant; aromatic foliage.

Salvia clevelandii x S. dorii x S. mohavensis

Garden hybrid

FS

M
3'x5'

evergreen

blue

green

Spring-summer bloomer; garden hybrid bought at Rancho Santa Ana in 1999.

Salvia x coahuilensis
Coahuila Sage

Mexico hybrid

FS-PS
20-25º

S
2'x2'

evergreen

blue-violet

purple

Spring-fall bloomer; aromatic foliage.

Salvia coccinea
'Brenthurst'
Scarlet Sage

Tropical South America

FS-PS
20-25º

S
2'x2'

semi-deciduous

coral

purple-green

Spring-fall bloomer; often grown as annual; can reseed.

Salvia confertiflora
Sabra Spike Sage,
Harvest Sage

Brazil

FS-PS
32º

M
4'x4'

semi-deciduous

orange

reddish-brown

Summer-fall bloomer, upright growth and brittle at base; needs protection from wind. Prune hard in winter or early spring.

Salvia corrugata

Peru

FS-PS
25º

M
4'x4'

semi-deciduous

dark blue

green

Fall-winter bloomer. Nice textured foilage; good in mixed garden beds.

Salvia curtiflora

Guatemala

FS-PS
32º

L
13'x10'

semi-deciduous

red

purple

Summer-fall bloomer; upright form; tender.

Salvia cyanescens

Iran,Turkey

FS

S
1'x1'

decidous

purple-violet

green

Summer-fall bloomer; grows in limestone and shale banks.

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