Quick Digs is a series containing short posts focused on a central issue. The topic for the first series is Salvia groundcovers for weed control. This is the fifth article.
With a nod to Hollywood’s Terminator and an eye on weeds, we're back. But this time we’re suggesting colorful, efficient, weed-zapping groundcovers for the warmer winter climes of USDA Zones 7 to 9.
All four of these plants are drought resistant. On average, none grow taller than 2 feet; one spreads up to 8 feet wide. The plant with the narrowest width, Flower Child Mountain Sage, is a prolific bloomer that can spread bright pink cheer across your garden.
Bee's Bliss Sage (Salvia x Bee's Bliss) Zones 7 to 9.
Sinaloan Blue Sage (Salvia sinaloensis) Zones 7 to 9.
Flower Child Mountain Sage (Salvia microphylla 'Flower Child') Zones 7 to 9.
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