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Inventory Levels to Increase

We're increasing inventory for all these favorites and will have plenty available for ordering closer to the growing season. Need to plant in April or May? We'll be ready for you.

  • Artemisia lactiflora ‘Guizhou’

    (Guizhou White Mugwort) Long-blooming panicles of creamy white flowers on strong, dark maroon stems make this tall Mugwort a perfect choice for back of border. It grows well in full sun to light shade.


  • Gentiana tibetica

    (Tibetan Gentian or Qin Jiao) From the foothills of the Himalayas, this sturdy perennial herb grows at the edge of forest and in disturbed soil. A fine and unusual plant for a sunny or partially shaded spot in the garden.

  • Iochroma cyaneum 'Royal Purple'

    (Royal Purple Arbol de Brujo) Clusters of slender trumpet flowers in shades of lavender to purple hang from this large, shrubby, South American plant. Its large, velvety, silver-green leaves have smooth edges.


  • Iochroma fuchsiodes

    (Red Arbol de Brujo) From the high, moist forests of the Andes comes this elegant and dramatic plant. Glossy leaves and dark bark on this six foot plus shrub are a fine background for the ultra-numerous three inch long creamy red flowers that flare at the ends to revel the coppery-orange interiors. Blooming thorough the warm season, it is an unbelievable draw for the hummingbirds!


  • Marrubium supinum

    (Scallop Shell Horehound) The mint family (Lamiaceae) is well known for fragrant, medicinal plants, including Marrubium supinum, which means "bitter" and "prostrate."


  • Patrinia villosa

    (Bai Jiang Cao) A very important herb in traditional Chinese medicine, this meadow growing herb is widespread in Japan and Eastern Asia. Best in partial shade, it will grow in full sun in cooler areas.


  • Plectranthus amboinicus 'Silver Curl'

    (Silver Curl Cuban Oregano) The thick, furry, silvery and very fragrant leaves of this spreading plant are curled and twisted - a charming variation to the common form of this species. This is a seedling from an interspecific cross that regressed - almost - to one of the parents. A short trailer, enjoy this plant where the spicy, Oregano-like scent the leaves give off on a warm day.

  • Plectranthus Mystery Collection

    Plectranthus Mystery Collection

    (Plectranthus Mystery Collection) Lush foliage and an adaptable nature make Plectranthus species ideal as houseplants. If you enjoy surprises, you'll love our Mystery Collection. Order, and we'll select three beautiful types for you or a gift recipient.


  • Plectranthus Surprise Gift Plant

    Plectranthus Surprise Gift Plant

    (Plectranthus Surprise Gift Plant) Lush foliage and an adaptable nature make these South African beauties ideal houseplants. If you enjoy mystery packages, purchase a Plectranthus Surprise. We'll select a lovely plant for you -- or your gift recipient -- and include a clay container, potting soil and planting directions.


  • Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash'

    (Lungwort) Abundant clusters of raspberry-to-pink blossoms appear early in the season on this cold-tolerant Lungwort. However, it is the plant's silver-spotted, deep green leaves and upright habit that make this plant exceptional.


  • Salvia africana-lutea 'Kirstenbosch'

    (Kirstenbosch Golden Sage) This clone of the durable and tough Golden Sage was selected at Kirstenbosch, the famous South African Botanic Garden. It is more vigorous than Golden Sage and often grows larger.

  • Salvia amarissima

    (Bitter Mexican Sage) Hummingbirds love this heat-tolerant Salvia, which is one of our best choices for shady, moist areas. The large-lipped, baby-blue flowers with white striations bloom from late summer through fall.

  • Salvia apiana

    (Sacred White Sage) Bees, hummingbirds and spiritual blessings are all connected to this elegant shrubby sage, which is an important herb to indigenous Californians and deserves a place in every salvia garden. Stiff and almost fleshy, its leaves are tight rosettes of brilliant, silvery white.


  • Salvia apiana x clevelandii 'Vicki Romo'

    (Vicki Romo White Sage) A hybrid two top Californian natives, Vicki Romo has foliage very much like that of White Sage (Salvia apiana) and darker lavender flowers than those of Cleveland Sage (Salvia clevelandii).

  • Salvia barrelieri

    (North African Sage) This stunning herbaceous perennial has sky blue flowers on showy, branched spikes that grow up to 6 feet tall.


  • Salvia bowleyana

    (Nan dan shen) Lavender and pearly white blossoms shaped like parrot beaks are supported by burgundy and green calyxes on this cold-tolerant plant from Southern China. In summer, the flowers grow in whorl-like clusters on spikes reaching up to 5 feet tall above large, fuzzy, pinnate, olive-green leaves.


  • Salvia brandegeei

    (Santa Rosa Island Sage) This is a hardy, California native sage although it is only found in the wild on one of Southern California's Channel Islands. It is drought resistant and forms dense mounds of fragrant, deep green, wrinkly foliage with heavenly clouds of lavender-tinged blue flowers in spring.

  • Salvia broussonetii

    (Stiff Canary Island Sage) The large, light green, furry leaves of this water-wise Salvia are beautiful. The plant's lush foliage and stiff, somewhat stocky stems contrast nicely with its branched spikes of small, delicate-looking, white flowers.

  • Salvia campanulata

    (Campanula Leaf Sage) Spectacular yellow-flowering Salvias are rare, so this one stands out. Its large, almost round leaves form a basal clump that is attractive and tough. Bright yellow flowers arise from the clump on stems up to 48 inches tall.


  • Salvia canariensis alba

    (White Canary Island Sage) This white-flowered variant of Canary Island Sage is equally large and long blooming. It is a beautiful focal point for a Mediterranean-style garden with its cloud-like flower spikes and large fuzzy leaves.


  • Salvia canariensis f. candidissimum

    (Wooly Canary Island Sage) The pale magenta, parrot-beak flowers of this sage, supported by deeper magenta bracts, heat up the landscape. But when you get close, it may be the velvety texture of the foliage that makes you sigh.


  • Salvia caymanensis

    (Cayman Island Sage) Compact and intensely fragrant, this shrubby sage is excellent for containers or the edge of a pathway. Small blue and white flowers mass about its densely branched foliage. It loves rich, moist soil and warm weather.


  • Salvia chamelaeagnea

    (Rough Blue Sage) Honeybees and butterflies love this deer-resistant shrub, which grows wild on the southwestern Cape of South Africa. It is a member of the most diverse plant community in the world, the fynbos -- an Afrikaans word, meaning "fine bush" and referring to scrub plants or shrubbery.

  • Salvia cleistogama

    (Closed Sage) Yellow flowers are rare among Salvias. So this elegant European sage is greatly appreciated. It is an herbaceous perennial that has become naturalized in eight states in the U.S. The common name refers to its flowers self-pollinating before opening.


  • Salvia desoleana

    (Sardinian Sage) This is another must-have Salvia for mild, Mediterraneon climate gardens. It has elegant foliage and lovely, bright rose-to-lavender flowers. Sardinian Sage spreads non-invasively as an herbaceous perennial and almost never stops blooming for us on the coast of Northern California.

  • Salvia disermas

    (Transvaal Sage) Growing in partially shaded stream beds and rocky grasslands, this herbaceous perennial from South Africa is showy yet tough as a ground cover or perennial border plant. Its spikes of large, pinkish white flowers bloom from spring through fall.


  • Salvia disermas alba

    (White Transvaal Sage) This is the white-flowered form of the herbaceous perennial Transvaal Sage. It grows in partially shaded stream beds and rocky grasslands and is tough yet showy with spikes of large white, pink-tinged flowers from spring to fall. It is a good ground cover or perennial border plant.

  • Salvia dolichantha

    (Purple Szechuan Sage or chang hua shu di cao) Rich violet flowers seem to hover in the air above this hardy, shade-loving, herbaceous perennial from the mountains of Szechuan, China. They bloom from late summer through fall on branched spikes rising up to 5 feet long from clumping foliage.

  • Salvia dolomitica

    (Pilgrim’s Rest Pink Sage) Spring into summer, this heat-tolerant sage from South Africa produces lilac and white blossoms with profuse, fragrant, gray foliage. It’s the burgundy calyxes, which turn a rusty pink after the flowers blossom, that give this sage part of its common name.


  • Salvia dominica

    (Dominican Sage) Native to Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, this candelabra-shaped, perennial sage may have inspired the design of the menorah, (Exodus 37:17). It is a tough, drought-resistant plant with silver-haired foliage and bright white flowers that seem to blaze.


  • Salvia eigii

    (Eig's Sage)Bicolor ruby and pale pink flowers bloom winter to spring on this small sage that is native to Northern Israel. Salvia eigii is at home in the silty, gravelly loam of low fallow fields near rivers. So it does best in rich soil aerated with plenty of humus.


  • Salvia elegans 'Honey Melon'

    (Honey Melon Pineapple Sage) This is a short Pineapple Sage that is long blooming. It is the earliest and longest flowering of all the many varieties of Salvia elegans. We recommend it for indoor herb gardening as well as for outdoor borders and groundcovers.

  • Salvia elegans 'Tangerine'

    (Tangerine Pineapple Sage) This citrus-scented cultivar is our smallest variety of Pineapple Sage. Worth growing just for the exotic scent of its leaves, this culinary sage is also one of the longest blooming plants in its species.

  • Salvia fruticosa

    (Greek Sage) Most of the dried culinary sage sold in the United States is Greek Sage. Frescoes on the island of Crete dated to 1400 BC depict this plant, which was used by the Phoenicians and Greeks for cooking and medicine. It is an ancient and beloved friend of mankind.

  • Salvia glutinosa

    (Jupiter's Distaff) Easy to grow and adaptable to a wide range of conditions, this native of Europe and Asia is our best tall, yellow-flowering perennial. Although its common name compares the flower spikes to wool spindles, they look more like glowing sceptres.

  • Salvia interrupta

    (Atlas Mountain Sage) Tawny looking from a distance, the Atlas Mountains of northern Africa are home to an abundance of greenery, including the lovelySalvia interrupta. So the mountains contrast sharply with the Sahara Desert, which they border.


Inventory Levels to Increase

We're increasing inventory for all these favorites and will have plenty available for ordering closer to the growing season. Need to plant in April or May? We'll be ready for you.

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this plant came in wonderful condition and doing well. ive potted it up into a soil less mix until its ready to be replanted outside in the spring with the other two salvias i ordered. thanks so much. im looking forward to growing it.
Mrs. Alice J Haggerty
Feb 26, 2015