Salvia spathacea

Also known as:

  • Hummingbird Sage
  • Crimson Sage

Plant Type

perennial, herb

Zones

7a-10b

Size

H:1'-3'
W:2'-3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

low, drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, bright shade, shade

Special Situation:

seaside / salt tolerant

Features

Flower Color:

red, purple, magenta

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Flower Season:

spring

Foliage Season:

evergreen

Tags

broadleaf
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Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

The Watershed Nursery

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601 A Canal Blvd Richmond, California

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Canby, Oregon

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In "A Book of Sages", Betsy Clebsch has many nice things to say about this robust perennial endemic to California, calling it one of the most beautiful native perennials. This 1 - 3’ tall evergreen sage bears large, dense, lemon sized whorls of 1” bright red to dark purple flowers February thru June. The calyces are a beautiful dark ruby red & remain attractive & interesting after flowering. Handsome, evergreen foliage, fruity scent, & unlike many Salvias, it lasts well as a cut flower. Betsy says they are wonderful planted with Nemophila menziesii “Baby Blue Eyes” & California poppies all blooming together in the spring.

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Description by: The Watershed Nursery

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Richmond, California

510-234-2222

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Hummingbird Sage grows to about one foot high. It is a perennial that spreads by rhizomes. This sage is native to coastal California from Napa to Orange. As the name implies Hummingbirds work this species very heavily. Well adapted to a variety of conditions and does best with rich soil, part shade and a moderate amount of water. The deep rose-pink flowers grow on 30 inch tall flower stalks in the spring - summer. Endemic to California A source of nectar for hummingbirds No Historical Uses found. Found in thrives in chaparral, oak woodlands and coastal scrub habitats. . Communitites located in Chaparral, Northern Oak Woodland, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Strand Between 0 and 2,000 feet.

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Richmond, California

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Description by: Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

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OUTSTANDING, rare, aromatic perennial for light shade – Forms a 2-3' wide patch of bright green arrow shaped leaves over time – Fat pink/magenta flower spikes are 18" tall – dry shade ok – deer proof – tough – easy to grow – one of our favorite plants for the PNW!

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