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The Return Of The Hummingbird Sage   3 comments

Hummingbird sage is a lush California native. It can thrive in dry clay, under oak trees or even in more moist, shady conditions (a rare thing this year).

We planted our first one two years ago, and added a second last spring. They spread via rhizomes … but we’re yet to see any real ground cover from the two plants we started with, though the oldest one has definitely begun to spread. Colonies, apparently can grow to about 4′ in diameter.

Now if the hummingbirds would just find them….

Hummingbird Sage 01

Hummingbird Sage 03

Hummingbird Sage 02


Hummingbird Sage: Salvia Spathacea

Posted February 14, 2014 by henrymowry in Photography

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Hummingbird Sage: Salvia Spathacea   5 comments

Some native plants are real eye openers in the garden, such as this unusual beauty. Planted just last fall, this native sage is already a rock star.

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