Low Water Shrubs for California Picture Gallery
FBTS cultivates a wide range of hardy, drought tolerant plants California gardeners need for native plant gardening and xeriscape. If you are redoing your landscaping because of water rationing, this list is the place to start when looking for great garden ideas.
We offer many easy grow perennials, including groundcover sages, that are native to the West Coast from Northern Baja to Southern Oregon. This area is called the California Floristic Province and has a mild, Mediterranean climate characterized by wet winters and dry summers.
Most of these Salvias and companion plants love full sun while tolerating partial shade. All need soil that drains well, but otherwise are easy care plants.
The choices displayed here are ideal for California native plant gardens and thrive throughout the state. They work well in dry gardens in which plants must survive despite almost no supplemental watering. They also are ideal for wildlife garden design, including pollinator gardens for bees, butterflie&
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|Name||Mature height||Mature width||Flower color||Bract color||Exposure|
|Salvia mellifera||3 to 4 feet||3 to 4 feet||Not yet defined *||Not yet defined *||Full sun|
|Salvia brandegeei||2 to 3 feet||2 to 3 feet||Not yet defined *||Not yet defined *||Full sun|
|Salvia x 'Pozo Blue'||2 to 3 feet||2 to 3 feet||Not yet defined *||Not yet defined *||Full sun|
|Salvia apiana||4 to 5 feet||4 to 5 feet||Yellowish white||Yellowish Gray||Full sun|
|Salvia cedrosensis||2 to 3 feet||2 to 3 feet||Strong Purplish Blue||Light Greenish Gray||Full sun|
|Salvia x 'Starlight'||3 to 4 feet||3 to 4 feet||Not yet defined *||Not yet defined *||Full sun|
|Salvia apiana x clevelandii 'Vicki Romo'||3 to 4 feet||3 to 4 feet||Light Purple||Very Pale Green||Full sun|
|Salvia brandegeei x munzii 'Pacific Blue'||2 to 3 feet||2 to 3 feet||Light Violet||Dark Red||Full sun|