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

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