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Each week - but for 24 hours only - we offer one fine Salvia for only $1.99! These are not seconds or inferior varieties - they are the very same plants that we otherwise sell. We hope this gives you reason to expand your collection of this most fascinating genus.

The current plant is . . . Salvia 'Fancy Dancer'

Pink Flowered

Pink Flowered

Pink, in all its many shades, is important in garden color schemes; it buffer transitions between stronger colors like dark blues and reds. From hot to pale, pink abounds among Salvias and comes in a broad range of blossom sizes and shapes. Here are some we love.

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  • Salvia lasiantha

    (Wooly Multicolor Sage) In Greek, "lasiantha" means "wooly flower." The flowers of Salvia lasiantha are surrounded by wooly bracts, but are even more notable for transforming from apricot-orange in the morning to reddish-purple later in the day.
    $9.00
     

  • Salvia lemmonii

    (Lemmon's Sage) Closely related to the more common Mountain Sage, this aromatic and highly drought tolerant shrub is native to the rocky canyons of New Mexico, Arizona and Northern Mexico. Its rich pink flowers bloom abundantly in waves from spring to fall.

    $8.50
     

  • Salvia leucantha 'Danielle's Dream'

    (Pink Mexican Bush Sage) Although native to Mexico and Central America, this elegant variety of Salvia leucantha was hybridized in South Africa. It is compact, long blooming and profusely covered by soft pink flowers surrounded by velvety white bracts.

    $8.50
     

  • Salvia libanensis 'Pink Form'

    (Giant Colombian Pink Mountain Sage) In 1898, physician and medical plant researcher Henry Hurd Rusby (1855-1940) found the red-flowered variety of this towering species in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains of Colombia. This one has large, reddish-pink flowers.

    $12.50
     

  • Salvia littae

    (Litta's Purple Sage) From the cloud forests of Oaxaca, Mexico, comes this lovely shade-loving sage. Large, fuzzy, purple-pink flowers clusters bloom from late fall into early spring. We have received reports that this subshrub is hardy in Zone 8 if mulched.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia microphylla 'Berkeley Barb'

    (Berkeley Barb Mountain Sage) California's Monterey Bay Nursery discovered a surprising Mountain Sage (Salvia microphylla) seedling growing accidentally on its gravel floor one day.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia microphylla 'Flower Child'

    (Flower Child Mountain Sage) At 18 to 24 inches tall, this is the smallest Salvia microphylla that we grow. Its common name is based on the plant's lavender-to-pink flowers, which are so abundant that they sometimes seem to outnumber the leaves.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia microphylla 'Heatwave Glitter'

    (Glittering Pink Mountain Sage) Mountain Sage (Salvia microphylla) handles hot climates as well as cooler coastal regions. It withstands the high temperatures of Southern California, the Southwest and Texas.

    $8.50
     

  • Salvia microphylla 'Heatwave Scorcher'

    (Scorching Pink Mountain Sage) Compact and small, this Mountain Sage is another fine groundcover for Southern California, the Southwest and Texas. Similar to Salvia microphylla 'Heatwave Glimmer', it not only survives but thrives in extreme heat.

    $8.50
     

  • Salvia microphylla 'La Trinidad Pink'

    (Trinity Mountain Sage) Heat and drought tolerant, this Salvia microphylla is native to Northeastern Mexico where summers are dry and temperatures can rise to more than 100 degrees F. It can survive winter temperatures down to 0 degrees.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia microphylla 'People's Park'

    (People's Park Mountain Sage) Sometimes nature can be rebellious. This is one the Mountain Sages known as the Turbulent Sixties Series developed from an outlaw cultivar of the Southwestern native Salvia microphylla. Monterey Bay Nursery (MBN) named their accidental hybrid ‘Berzerkeley.’

    $8.50
     

  • Salvia microphylla 'Robin Middleton'

    (Robin Middleton Mountain Sage) Blush pink and white flowers combine with dark green foliage in this tough sage named for British Salvia Guru Robin Middleton of the ever helpful website Robin's Salvias.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia microphylla 'Stephanie’

    (Stephanie's Mountain Sage) The frilly two-toned pink flowers of this compact & reliable Mountain Sage are large for the species and numerous. The color is a deep almost peachy pink, with neon pink markings in the throat. Beautiful! We like this variety not just for the flowers, but also for the very dark green foliage.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia microphylla 'Wild Watermelon'

    (Wild Watermelon Mountain Sage) Large, watermelon-pink flowers and the fruity fragrance of this long-blooming sage's mid-green, veined leaves make this Mountain Sage a treat to grow.

    $8.50
     

  • Salvia microphylla var. neurepia

    (Big Leaf Mountain Sage) Nothing is little about this plant even though "microphylla" means "little leaf." The rough, wrinkly leaves are often 3 inches long and almost 2 inches wide. The pinkish-orange flowers are also large and bloom spring to fall.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia nemorosa 'Royal Crimson Distinction'

    (Royal Crimson Distinction Woodland Sage) Grown for hundreds of years in cottage gardens throughout the world, Salvia nemorosa was described by Carl Linneaus in 1762. This variety's large flower spikes bloom a dark violet-crimson, then age to a softer pink.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia officinalis 'Jefferson'

    (Oregon Culinary Sage) Flavorful and fragrant, Jefferson is a older variety of European Culinary Sage known for its pungent essential oil. About a foot taller than most species of Salvia officinalis, it has long, narrow, spear-shaped leaves that are mid green, and soft pink flowers.  This variety is originally from Dalmatia, and was brought into the Willamette Valley of Oregon in the 1930s, where it was grown on a large scale for seasoning and essential oil. This qualifies as an Heirloom sage.

    $8.50
     

  • Salvia oxyphora

    (Fuzzy Bolivian Sage) Large, bright and fuzzy, the cherry-licorice red flowers of this sage top what at first glance appears to be smooth, glassy green foliage. Up close, the large, lance-shaped leaves are velvety with clear-to-white hairs.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia patens 'Patio Rose'

    (Patio Rose Gentian Sage) Patio Rose is a lovely, dwarf variety of Salvia patens from Holland. It needs partial shade and is perfect for containers. The rose-colored flowers are larger than those of other Gentian Sages.

    $7.50
     

  • Salvia puberula 'El Butano'

    (El Butano Downy Sage) El Butano is a horticulturally rich area of Cumbres de Monterrey National Park in the mountains of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. El Butano Downy Sage was discovered in this area where it grows at elevations of 4,500 to 8,000 feet.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia puberula 'Nuevo Leon'

    (Nuevo Leon Downy Sage) From the high mountains of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. This unusual variety has very large flowers in loose clusters.  Early to bloom and more cold tolerant than other Downy Sage varieties, it is ideal for gardens on the edge of it's climatic adaptability.

    $8.50
     

  • Salvia puberula x univerticillata

    (Rosebud Hybrid Sage) Cloud forest natives from Southern Mexico often have lush blossoms. That's true of the magenta pink flowers of Salvia puberula x univerticillata, which bloom from fall into winter.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia raymondii ssp. mairanae

    (Bolivian Mountain Sage) Neon lilac-pink flowers light up the handsome, furry foliage of this distinctive sage from high in the Andes cloud forests. Its large, textured leaves have purple undersides. Unhappy in dry heat, this is a very showy plant for humid coastal areas.

    $8.50
     

  • Salvia recognita

    (Turkish Cliff Sage) Spring into early summer, Turkish Cliff Sage produces erect, branching flower spikes 24 to 36 inches long that rise from basal foliage. They’re covered with whorls of pale pink blossoms with delicate white markings.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia scabra

    (Coastal Blue Sage) Native from the sandy shores to brushy slopes of South Africa's East Cape, this sub-shrub sage is noted for growing easily in gardens elsewhere. Its lovely purplish-pink flowers have a subtle blue sparkle in bright sun and bloom spring to fall.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia sclarea

    (Clary or Clear Eye Sage or Eyebright) Pink-purple bracts and violet-purple flowers form a pastel cloud over the large, rumpled leaves of Clary Sage in summer. It is a towering beauty growing up to 5 feet tall. Sacred to some due to age-old use in herbal remedies, it is heavenly to look at.

    $6.00
     

  • Salvia spathacea 'Elk Rose'

    (Elk Rose Hummingbird Sage) Dusky pastel, rose-toned flowers with burgundy stamens are surrounded by silvery, velvety bracts in this unusual variety of the native California species Salvia spathacea. It is an FBTS cultivar developed through several generations of breeding.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia spathacea 'Las Pilitas'

    (Little Hummingbird Sage or Pitcher Sage) At one-fourth to one-half the size of our other Hummingbird Sages, this is the smallest variety of Salvia spathacea that we grow.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia spathacea 'Powerline Pink'

    (Giant Hummingbird Sage or Pitcher Sage) Powerline Pink is the largest variety of Salvia spathacea that we grow. Its large, dark pink flowers are surrounded by bracts so furry that they look silvery.

    $8.50
     

  • Salvia species from Tamaulipas

    (Tamaulipas Mystery Sage) Hot pink, robust and aromatic, this is a sage that plant collectors from the San Francisco Botanic Gardens couldn't pass up when they found it in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, which borders the bottom tip of Texas on the Gulf of Mexico.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia viridis 'Pink Sunday'

    (Pink Sunday Hormium Sage) Many gardeners shy away from annual sages, preferring the longer-lived herbaceous perennials or shrubs. However, this annual Clary Sage provides a spectacular display of vivid flowers from spring through summer. Dead head it for extra bloom time, but let some reseed.
    $4.50
     

  • Salvia wagneriana

    (Wagner's Sage) From November to March, Wagner's Sage produces lavish, hot pink flowers with pink bracts at our Northern California coastal farm. It is is a superb source of food for the Anna's hummingbirds that live here during winter.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia wagneriana 'White Bracts'

    (Pink & White Wagner's Sage) Instead of pink, leaf-life bracts, this variety of Wagner's Sage has white bracts surrounding the hot pink flowers. It blooms from November to March on our coastal Northern California farm where it feeds Anna's hummingbirds all winter long.
    $9.50
     

  • Salvia x 'Marwin Gardens'

    (Marwin Garden Sage) Long blooming, this widespreading hybrid sage attracts hummingbirds and human attention with its large, coral pink flowers that are supported by green and white bracts. Marwin Garden Sage is a pleasure to grow, because of its reliability as well as its beauty.
    $9.50
     

  • Salvia x 'Penny's Smile'

    (Penny's Smile Hybrid Sage) British Salvia aficionado Robin Middleton, of the indispensable Robin’s Salvias website, developed this lovely and hardy hybrid from a chance seedling he found near the Salvia ‘Silke’s Dream’ in his garden. Heavily textured and hot pink, the 1-inch-long flowers are bright as lipstick.
    $8.50
     

  • Salvia x 'Wendy's Wish'

    (Wendy's Wish Sage) Magenta tubular blossoms with fluted tips and rusty pink calyxes connect to deep burgundy stems on this accidental hybrid. Wendy's Wish is long blooming and has a compact, tidy form.

    $8.50
     



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I grew this plant last year and loved it. The color and long lasting flowers kept coming well into October. I live in Arlington, Virginia, and we are zone 7. We had a very harsh winter and it didn't come back this year. I will grow it again. It i...
Merilyn Hanowell
Sep 4, 2014