Hummingbird Sage

Salvia spathacea

Native to coastal California, an herbaceous perennial that forms a slowly spreading bed of aromatic foliage. Upright stalks carry large whorls of highly fragrant, two-lipped, rosy pink flowers that peek out from deep burgundy-purple calyxes, and are abundantly available through spring and summer. Attracts hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and a multitude of other pollinators and beneficial bugs. Wonderfully suited as a groundcover in a pollinator garden, or planted as a container companion.


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Hummingbird Sage

Salvia spathacea
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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.