Cleveland Sage (Salvia clevelandii) is our plant of the moment.
These sages form undulating mounds of fragrant silver leaves and are currently covered with the periwinkle blue flowers. The flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, so not only do you get to enjoy the showy flowers, but the aerial demonstrations as the “hummers” vie for territory can be amazing to watch as well.
A drought resistant perennial, Cleveland Sage is a wonderful choice for naturalizing large areas.
You can find Cleveland Sage near our Visitor Center, at the Arroyo, and in the California Native Garden. Be sure to brush your hands against the foliage to release what many consider to be the loveliest of the sage perfumes.