Thursday, April 4, 2013

Creeping Sage--Salvia sonomensis

This low growing sage makes a wonderful ground cover. Creeping sage (Salvia Sonomensis) is blooming now at the UC Botanical Garden where it is growing in full sun. In a warmer climate, it prefers part to full shade. It doesn't mind clay soil and one plant can grow to fifteen feet across. Hardy to about 0 degrees F. It is native to coastal areas of California. Most sages, including this one, are deer resistant. The flowers attract bees and hummingbirds. Drought tolerant.

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