Salvia clevelandii - Cleveland Sage
I like Salvia clevelandii for its foliage fragrance more than all else. But there is a lot of other stuff to like about the Cleveland Sage. The Fragrant Sage blooms from Spring through to late Fall, though it is a little anemic during the Summer. The leaves have an interesting pebbled texture and fit into the gray garden well. Salvia clevelandii gets to 3-4 feet tall and will continue to spread up to 6 feet or more if in a robust environment. But Salvia clevelandii can readily be kept smaller. The Winifred Gilman Cleveland Sage flowers are a dark lavender purple. I prune off the old flowers to keep the plants blooming and looking fresh. Salvia clevelandii is a nectar source for the Mournful Duskywing and the California Dogface Butterfly and is a great plant for the butterfly garden or the hummingbird garden.
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