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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 aethiopsis
African Sage

Central & South Europe, West Asia

FS-PS

S
2'x1'

evergreen

white

white-green

Summer-fall bloomer; remove spent flowers otherwise plant will go to seed and die; basal rosette.

Salvia
africana-caerula

South Africa

FS
32º

S
4'x3'

semi-deciduous

blue

green tinged brown

Mid-summer to fall bloomer; calyces and bracts are persistent. Drought tolerant.

Salvia
africana-lutea

(syn. S. aurea) 
Beach Sage

South Africa

FS-PS
25-30º

M
4'x4'

evergreen

brown

green

Spring-summer bloomer; yellow flowers mature to brown.

Salvia 'Anthony Parker'
Anthony Parker Sage


Garden hybrid:
S. leucantha 'Midnight' x S. elegans

FS-PS
30º

S
3'x4'

semi-decidious

indigo blue

dark

Summer-fall bloomer. Great flower color and leaf texture.

Salvia algerensis

Morocco, Algeria

FS

S
2'x2'

annual

violet blue

green

Spring-fall bloomer; can reseed.

Salvia apiana 
White sage

California

FS 
20º

M
6'x5'  

evergreen

white

white

Spring-fall bloomer; found in coastal shrub and chaparral of Southern California.

Salvia 'Aromas'

Introduced in 1981 at Saratoga Hort. Foundation

FS
20
º 

S
3'x3'

evergreen

blue

green

Spring-summer bloomer.

Salvia barrelieri

Northern Africa, Southwest Spain

FS-PS
10º

S
3'x5'

semi-decidous

blue-violet

green

Summer-fall bloomer; bluish-green foliage. Flowers can reach 4 to 5 feet tall.

Salvia 'Bee's Bliss'
(S. leucophylla x
S. clevelandii or
S. sonomensis)

UCB Botanic garden hybrid

FS
20-25º

S
2'x8'

evergreen

lavender-pink

gray-green

Spring-summer bloomer; drought tolerant bank cover; no overhead watering; prone to powdery mildew. Selected by Roger Raiche.

Salvia 'Betsy's Purple'

Garden hybrid

FS-PS
25º

M 3.5'x3.5'

evergreen

purple

black

Spring-fall bloomer; smaller version of Salvia 'Purple Majesty.' From Betsy Clebsch's garden.

Salvia broussonetii (syn. Salvia bolleana)

Canary Islands

FS-PS
25º

S
3'x3'

semi-decidous

white

green

Spring-fall bloomer.

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