Salvia 'Dara's Choice'
Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers
All sages have square stems and whorls of two-lipped flowers, either distinctly spaced along flower stalks or so tightly crowded that they look like one dense spike; some species have branched inflorescences. Flower colors range from white and yellow through salmon and pink to scarlet and pure red, from pale lavender to true blue and darkest purple. A few sages have fragrant blossoms. Many have aromatic foliage. Sages attract hummingbirds, bees, butterflies.Salvia 'Dara's Choice'
A hybrid between S. sonomensisand S. mellifera. Bushy, spreading,to 2–3 ft. high and 3–6 ft.wide, rooting where it touchesthe ground. Lance-shapedleaves are medium green witha grayish cast. Tight whorls ofviolet-blue, 1/2-in. spring flowersare widely spaced along many6–12-in. stems. Good as bankcover or draped over a wall.Plant is sometimes subject toverticillium wilt; some branchesdie, but plant usually survives.Best in areas with coastal influence.Drought-tolerant. Hybrid‘Mrs. Beard’ has grayer foliage,lower growth (to 2 ft. high), palelavender flowers; it is not proneto verticillium wilt.
Native to Coast Ranges fromNorthern California into Baja California.To 2–3 ft. high, 3–6 ft.wide, with...
This genus includes deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs as well as woody-based, twining climbers....
Furry gray-green leaves, somewhat squared off at the base. Blooms in spring and summer.