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Salvia clevelandii Cleveland Sage or Blue Sage

 

Clevleand Sage flowers

The beautiful flower heads of Cleveland Sage cover the large southwestern native bushes for 5 or 6 weeks starting in late April. Every year they grow larger and the display becomes more spectacular. A drought resistant perennial, Cleveland Sage is a wonderful choice for naturalizing large areas.

Gracias Sage is a dwarf cross of Cleveland Sage and Salvia sonomensis. It makes a nice ground cover for open areas.

Mature Cleveland Sage Plants in full bloom.

A dramatic shrub that starts blooming as spring turns to summer. Each of these shrubs are about six years old and easily span 8 feet in diameter. They stand about 3 to 4 feet tall. Shrubs this size make a good hiding place for birds. Ours have many resident Quail.

So many Cleveland Sage flowers makes a sea of purple.

Cleveland Sage grows so abundantly that you might be tempted to grow it so you can bring in armloads of flowers. But, beware, this plant has significant fragrance and some find that just one flower stem can be overwhelming.

Cleveland Sage makes a perfect mound.

Our perfect shrub sometimes get pruned and sometimes doesn't. If you can live with the spent flower heads until the bush blooms again the next year then the new growth will pretty much hide last year's dead flowers.

Cleveland Sage Unpruned

This photo shows Cleveland Sage six months after bloom is finished with its dead flower heads still proudly waving in the breeze. Unlike some plants, Cleveland Sage reither needs to be pruned after flowering or planted in a naturalized setting where the brown flower pods blend in.

Cultural Information

Height: 5 Feet

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 8-11

Flower Color: Blue 

Characteristics: Full Sun,
Evergreen,
Water Conserving

Uses: Ornamental, 
Dried Flower,
Culinary, Fragrant

Cleveland Sage

$5.50 per 3 inch pot

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