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Salvia sonomensis Mrs Beard - Mrs Beard Creeping Sage

Salvia sonomensis Mrs Beard is a hybrid between Salvia sonomensis and Salvia mellifera has wonderfully fragrant foliage as do all of the Black Sage relatives. The Mrs Beard Creeping Sage has pale blue flowers from the late Winter into Spring. Salvia sonomensis Mrs Beard is compact, growing up to 2 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide, a third less than the parent species Salvia mellifera. Salvia mellifera Mrs Beard is drought tolerant, prefers good drainage and a sunny position in the garden. Salvia mellifera Mrs Beard is a great nectar source for the Painted Lady (shown in the photo below), Mournful Duskywing, Umber Skipper Butterfly, White Checkered Skipper, California Dogface Butterfly, Cloudless Sulfur, Sara Orangetip, and the Northern White Skipper and is a nice addition to the Butterfly Garden as well as the Hummingbird Garden. If Salvia sonomensis Mrs. Beard is not available Salvia mellifera Green Carpet or Salvia sonomenis Dara's Choice are closely related substitutes.

Salvia sonomensis Mrs Beard, Mrs Beard Creeping Sage

High resolution photos of Salvia Sonomensis Mrs Beard, the Mrs Beard Creeping Sage are part of our garden image collection.