Salvia mellifera

Salvia mellifera

black sage



  • Evergreen shrub that grows from 4 to 5 feet tall
  • Loves plenty of sun but will tolerate some shade
  • White to light blue or purple flowers that bloom March to July; very fragrant leaves
  • Once established it needs little water in the summer, best away from coastal fog
  • An important addition for butterfly and hummingbird gardens
  • Quail love the seeds so you might find them hiding and digging around
  • Found in Bay hills, Diablo, Hamilton, Altamont and Sycamore Grove sections

Black Diamond Mines RP, Diablo Foothills RP, Lafayette, Las Trampas, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo north, Mt. Diablo west


1 gallon, 4 inch

bloom season Apr
flower color Blue
pollinators Butterflies
dormancy Evergreen
sun Full Sun
pollinators Hummingbirds
water Low
bloom season Mar
bloom season May
habitat Mixed evergreens
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
growth habit Upright

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