Salvia
Salvia koyamae (Japanese Yellow Sage)

Salvia koyamae (Japanese Yellow Sage)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 4b-10 24" tall Origin: Japan
This fabulous little salvia from Japan has large, hairy, green foliage that makes a spectacular bold effect in the garden. While S. koyamae will grow in the sun, it prefers a shady woodland setting. The 3' wide clumps are adorned with soft, yellow flowers from late summer through fall...great in a mass planting! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01269
$12.00  


Salvia leucantha (Mexican Bush Sage)

Salvia leucantha (Mexican Bush Sage)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7b-10 40" tall Origin: Mexico
The Mexican bush sage is so wonderful that northern gardeners grow it as a prized annual. Fortunately for us, it is hardy in the warmer parts of Zone 7...reliable for us to 0 degrees F. I still recommend early establishment in Zone 7, and no cutting back until spring. The hairy leaves clothe the upright stems that are topped with spectacular purple-and-white velvety flowers from late summer until frost in the fall...great for an accent in the back of the border or in a vase! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #00996
$12.00  


Salvia leucantha 'Midnight' (Midnight Mexican Bush Sage)

Salvia leucantha 'Midnight' (Midnight Mexican Bush Sage)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7b-10 40" tall Origin: Mexico
(syn: S. l. All Purple) This is the same wonderful late summer and fall blooming salvia as S. leucantha, but instead of the white florets inside the purple calyces, the florets are also dark velvety-purple. It's hard to imagine, but visitors who see it in flower don't leave without one...another of those great flowers to fondle! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #00929
$12.00  


Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara' PP 12,949 (Dwarf Mexican Sage)

Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara' PP 12,949 (Dwarf Mexican Sage)

SunZone: 8a-10, possibly colder 24" tall Origin: Mexico
This amazing introduction from California is a breakthrough in the world of salvias. Imagine a wonderful fall-flowering S. leucantha that only reaches 2' tall, but with a spread of 3-4' in width, and you have S. 'Santa Barbara'. Whether used as a hardy perennial in the milder zones, or as a tender or container perennial in the North, the clumps are topped with spikes of fuzzy purple, with a nicely contrasting lighter purple lip, from mid-September until frost...simply dazzling. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #03841
$12.00  


Salvia madrensis 'Red Neck Girl' (Red Neck Girl Forsythia Sage)

Salvia madrensis 'Red Neck Girl' (Red Neck Girl Forsythia Sage)

SunZone: 7b-10 84" tall Origin: Mexico    alternate image
You are sure to love this fun new PDN selection of the giant Salvia madrensis. In order to jazz up what are arguably some of the best stems in the perennial world, we have hand-painted each of the 7' giant winged stems dark red-violet. These colorful stems support the large, fuzzy, silvery green leaves, then beginning in late September (a month earlier than most other forms), end in large panicles of butter-yellow flowers. We are excited about taking a great plant and making it even better. We hope you appreciate all the work we went through just for you! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04742
$13.00  


Salvia 'Maraschino' (Maraschino Cherry Sage)

Salvia 'Maraschino' (Maraschino Cherry Sage)

Sun to Part SunZone: 6-10 30" tall Origin: USA Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This Rich Dufresne hybrid between Salvia grahamii and Salvia microphylla is the hardiest red form we have grown. The narrow green foliage persists on the woody stems until temperatures drop below the mid-teens. Salvia 'Maraschino' blooms heavily in the spring, sporadically in the summer, and then heavily from September through November...bright velvet-red flowers! Sorry, but the RHS doesn't have a color to match Salvia 'Maraschino'. The 3' wide clump prefers a location that is well-drained, especially during the winter months. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #00999
$12.00  


Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' (Hot Lips Sage)

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' (Hot Lips Sage)

SunZone: 6-9 30" tall Origin: Mexico
Outrageously cool! This wild selection of the Mexican Salvia microphylla was introduced by Richard Turner of California after the plant was shared with him by his maid, who brought it from her home in Mexico. The fast-growing, 30" tall x 6' wide clump is adorned with stunning bicolor flowers with red tips and white lips. When the nights warm in summer, the new flowers are all red with an occasional solid white one. As fall approaches, the flowers again will be bicolored red and white. Even if your school colors aren't red and white, this is truly a "must-have" salvia! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05424
$12.00  


Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival' (San Carlos Festival Sage)

Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival' (San Carlos Festival Sage)

SunZone: 7-9a 24" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! This 1997 Yucca Do introduction was discovered 5 years earlier in Tamaulipas, Mexico, in the village of San Carlos at 3,800'. This selection was the best of a population in full flower in October. This compact grower (2' tall x 3' wide) has proven to be the most floriferous selection we grow in our gardens. The clump is adorned with hundreds of red-violet (RHS 66A) flowers from early May through November here in NC...superb! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #00185
$12.00  


Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Caradonna Sage)

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Caradonna Sage)

SunZone: 4-8 24" tall Origin: Europe
Of the Salvia nemorosa cultivars we have seen and trialed, S. 'Caradonna' is one of the finest and most distinctive. From Zillmer Nursery in Germany, S. 'Caradonna' was discovered as a seedling of S. 'Wesuve' and in 2000 was awarded the Outstanding New Perennial award by the International Hardy Plant Union. The 12" tall x 18" wide clump is composed of dark purple stems clothed with felty green leaves. In midsummer, the clumps are topped with dramatic upright 2' tall spikes of vivid blue-violet (RHS 89A)...simply stunning! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05493
$12.00  


Salvia nemorosa 'Sensation Rose' PP 18,230 (Sensation Rose Sage)

Salvia nemorosa 'Sensation Rose' PP 18,230 (Sensation Rose Sage)

SunZone: 4-7, at least 12" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This new salvia hybrid makes a clump that resembles a compact Salvia nemorosa with branching flower spikes of bright pink. Each 1' wide clump is composed of quilted green leaves topped in late April/May (NC) with stalks of well-branched, lavender-pink (RHS 72B) flower heads. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07652
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Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow' (Fuji Snow Japanese Sage)

Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow' (Fuji Snow Japanese Sage)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 6-9 12" tall Origin: Japan    alternate image
Open House/Web-Only! Believe it or not, here is a variegated salvia. This Barry Yinger introduction from Japan has a growth habit similar to Salvia koyamae (but half the size) with hairy green leaves that make a basal rosette, then expand into a 2' wide clump. Each leaf is surrounded by a white margin that disappears during the summer. During late summer, the clumps are smothered with 18" stalks of light yellow flowers...WILD AND WONDERFUL! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01542
$12.00  


Salvia 'Phyllis Fancy' (Phyllis Fancy Sage)

Salvia 'Phyllis Fancy' (Phyllis Fancy Sage)

SunZone: 7b-9 84" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! I never expected to have a salvia that shaded out buddleias, but such is the case with Salvia 'Phyllis Fancy'. Named for Phyllis Norris, this wonderful seedling, thought to be a hybrid between Salvia leucantha and possibly Salvia chiapensis, occurred at the University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum. It is similar but larger and hardier than Salvia 'Waverly' and has been perennial to 8 degrees F in our trials. The 7' tall clumps are only 1' wide at the bottom but have a 7' wide spread at the top...like a barrel-chested man with tiny feet. Starting in early September and continuing until frost, the clumps are topped with 1' long purple spikes of light lavender flowers, each held in a bicolor calyx, purple on top and green on the bottom...a dramatic garden specimen! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06157
$12.00  


Salvia puberula 'El Butano' (El Butano Mexican Sage)

Salvia puberula 'El Butano' (El Butano Mexican Sage)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7b-9, at least 48" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! This selection of Salvia puberula (with particularly large and colorful flowers) was collected by John Fairey and Carl Schoenfeld of Yucca Do in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, at 7,000' elevation. The velvety green leaves adorn the 4' tall upright stalks that are topped, starting in late October, with a flower head of deep magenta-pink resembling a pink cotton ball that was plugged into an electrical outlet...a great form of this wonderful salvia. We have had this for over a decade and have never had any winter losses in Zone 7b. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01543
$12.00  


Salvia regla 'Jame' (Orange Mountain Sage)

Salvia regla 'Jame' (Orange Mountain Sage)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7b-10, possibly colder 48" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! This Dr. Rich Dufresne collection from Coahuila, Jame, Mexico, is a star in southern gardens. The glossy-green, round foliage adorns this upright-growing woody salvia to nearly 4' tall. In early fall (October for us), this cultivar is adorned with 3" long scarlet-orange, tubular flowers...a hummingbird's version of winning the Powerball lottery. Salvia regla is quite unique in the world of hardy salvias! Further south, Salvia regla could reach 10' tall...gasp! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01626
$12.00  


Salvia reptans West Texas Form (Cobalt Sage)

Salvia reptans West Texas Form (Cobalt Sage)

SunZone: 5b-9, at least 36" tall Origin: USA, Mexico    alternate image
Open House/Web-Only! (aka: Salvia leptophylla) Guess what?...another truly fabulous native salvia that seems to have completely missed cultivation! This easy-to-grow Texas native is a close relative of S. pitcheri, but, in my opinion, is a much nicer plant. Normally a lax plant, this upright form was collected by Pat McNeal of Texas in the Davis Mountains in Davis Co., Texas, at 4,000'. The needle-thin green leaves adorn the 3' tall stems, and in September it bursts forth at the tips with vivid, dark cobalt-blue flowers. Native to the Trans-Pecos region, it is found in dry, gravelly, mountainous washes. Despite this affinity for well-drained soils, it has performed marvelously in the muggy Southeast. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #03732
$12.00  


Salvia 'Rhapsody In Blue' PP 15,148 (Rhapsody in Blue Sage)

Salvia 'Rhapsody In Blue' PP 15,148 (Rhapsody in Blue Sage)

SunZone: 5-8, at least 22" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! Salvia 'Rhapsody in Blue', the blue-flowered equivalent of Salvia 'Eveline', is another great new sage from one of Holland's premier plantsman, Piet Oudolf. This Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst' hybrid forms a compact deciduous clump of dark green leaves topped by up to 36 flower spikes. The 22" tall spikes are clothed with blue-purple flowers (RHS 93A) from mid-April into June. An open location with good air movement and good soil drainage grows the best plants. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08054
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Salvia 'Shell Dancer' PPAF (Shell Dancer Sage)

Salvia 'Shell Dancer' PPAF (Shell Dancer Sage)

SunZone: 7b-10, at least 18" tall Origin: Hybrid
NEW! Salvia 'Shell Dancer' is a sister seedling of Salvia 'Dancing Dolls' (S. greggii x microphylla), from California's Suncrest Nursery. The 18" tall x 4' wide deer-resistant clump of woody stems is topped with terminal stalks of light salmon pink flowers, highlighted by a dark pink upper lip, but in this case, the calyxes and stems are green, unlike its sibling. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08796
$12.00  


Salvia 'Silke's Dream' (Silke's Dream Sage)

Salvia 'Silke's Dream' (Silke's Dream Sage)

SunZone: 7-10, possibly colder 24" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! We are always on the lookout for good new garden sages and this is the best we have seen recently. This cross of Salvia darcyi x Salvia microphylla was discovered by Art Petley of Austin, Texas. Looking superficially like Salvia microphylla, the 3' wide clump is topped all summer with 15" spikes of rich, dark orange-red (RHS 42A). In the fall, the number of flowers explodes into a solid mass of color. This is a particularly durable and easy-to-grow sage that is destined for stardom. Thanks to Scott Ogden for sharing this exciting salvia hybrid that we admired in his Texas garden during a 2000 visit. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04442
$12.00  


Salvia 'Stampede Punch' (Stampede Punch Sage)

Salvia 'Stampede Punch' (Stampede Punch Sage)

SunZone: 8-9, at least 18" tall Origin: Hybrid    alternate image
Open House/Web-Only! Salvia 'Stampede Punch' is another of Floranova's new Stampede series of Salvia greggii hybrids. Salvia 'Stampede Punch' forms 18" tall x 2' wide deer-resistant clumps, topped from mid-spring until fall with fruit punch pink flowers, each highlighted with contrasting black calyces. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07780
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Salvia uliginosa (Bog Sage)

Salvia uliginosa (Bog Sage)

Sun to Part SunZone: 6-10 55" tall Origin: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina
This upright stoloniferous salvia displays a beautiful cloud of clear, light-blue flowers from June (NC) through fall...an open and airy habit...one of our favorites! Bog sage is at home in a moist setting; ours doesn't spread as fast or get as tall in drier sites. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01091
$12.00  


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