Salvia mellifera Terra Seca - Dwarf Black Sage
Salvia mellifera Terra Seca has wonderfully fragrant foliage. Salvia mellifera is often mentioned as the best sage for making sage honey. Rating a plant for fire danger is partly due to the volatility of the material and partly due to the volume of air within the plant when fire is present. A prostrate variety like Salvia Terra Seca is going to be less of a fire hazard because the plants are lower to the ground. A five year old plant is 18" tall in one of our gardens and has spread to 8 feet in diameter. Salvia Terra Seca is hardy into the teens. Salvia mellifera Terra Seca is a great nectar source for the Mournful Duskywing and the California Dogface Butterfly and is a nice addition to the Butterfly Garden as well as the Hummingbird Garden.
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