Salvia clevelandii
'Winifred Gilman'

Salvia clevelandii Winifred Gilman Salvia clevelandii Winifred Gilman

Probably the most desirable of all native Salvias for its attractive color, form and most of all, for its delectable foliar fragrance, which I find very sexy – even at my age – ha! Blooming May and June, its hummingbird-magnet, tubular flowers are held in whorls atop the 3’x3’ nicely rounded form. Upright in growth, it makes an outstanding filler in a dry garden and works very well as the backbone of a difficult garden site. Now here’s the thing – S. Clevelandii requires excellent drainage or it gets cranky – so plant it on a slope or provide most excellent drain­age. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant.


Low Water

CA Perennial Shrub
USDA Zones 8-11