Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Salvia sonomensis-- Creeping Sage
I don't know why, but I just love the low-growing plants. This one is especially nice because of the gray foliage and lavender flowers. It is supposed to bloom in May and June, but it is blooming now at the UC Botanical Garden. This sage likes shade or part shade and is cold tolerant to 0 degrees F. It is easy to grow, and will even tolerate clay soils as long as it is not watered in the summer. Deer resistant and attractive to hummingbirds. This is a really good one for home gardens.