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Salvia clevelandii ‘Winnifred Gilman’
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Salvia

Sage

Thought in ancient times to perpetuate good health, an Arab proverb asks, “How shall a man die with sage in his garden?” Our Salvias are diverse perennials, shrubs or subshrubs. Many of them hail from the Mediterranean, Mexico and South America.

Drought tolerant, reliable once established, and generally pest and disease free, they combine an array of flowers and aromatic foliage in many different sizes, shapes, and hues.

Salvia clevelandii ‘Winnifred Gilman’ full sun  new plant

Introduced to the nursery trade in 1990, this sterling California native has plenty of merit: prismatic, long-lasting pollinator friendly flowers, a compact rounded habit with handsome gray-green foliage and a delightful, spicy sweet fragrance plus herculean drought tolerance. Profuse, richly colored sphere-like whorls house electric blue-purple blooms and dark ruby-hued calyces that lend gorgeous textural additions to fresh or dried arrangements. A true selection of California’s Blue Sage, ‘Winnifred Gilman’ appreciates a light trim as well as sharp drainage and makes a galvanizing deer-resistant statement above a rock wall, in a native garden or Mediterranean venue.

Blooms July–September

Size: 3' 0" high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 8.

Salvia clevelandii ‘Winnifred Gilman’ (P-1867)
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