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Bee's Bliss Sage
Salvia x 'Bee's Bliss'
  
About Bee's Bliss Sage (Salvia x 'Bee's Bliss') 27 Nurseries Carry This Plant Salvia Bee's Bliss is an excellent ground cover and habitat plant. It grows around 2 feet high and 6 to 8 feet wide. The leaves are grey-green with lavender flowers in the spring. It is drought tolerant after it is established but is tolerant of a wide range of garden conditions. Hummingbirds and bees are attracted to the flowers.

It was selected by Roger Raiche at the University of California Botanic Garden in 1989. The name was chosen by Marcia Donahue. It is a hybrid of Salvia leucophylla and Salvia sonomensis or Salvia clevelandii.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
2 ft tall
6 - 8 ft wide

Form
Form
Mounding, Spreading

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Fragrance
Fragrance
Fragrant - Pleasant

Flower Color
Flower Color
Lavender

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 
Hummingbirds, birds, bees

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Very Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 20 - 25° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Adaptable

Common uses
Common uses
Bank Stabilization, Bee Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Deer Resistant, Groundcovers, Hummingbird Gardens

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
Other salvias, Ceanothus, toyon, buckwheat, manzanita

Maintenance
Maintenance
Can be pinched back to maintain size and shape.

Propagation
Propagation?
Cuttings

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7*, 7, 8*, 8, 9, 9*, 14*, 14, 15, 15*, 16*, 16, 17, 17*, 18, 18*, 19, 19*, 20*, 20, 21*, 21, 22*, 22, 23*, 23, 24*, 24

Site Characteristics
Summary
Summary
Hillsides,

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Salvia 'Bee's Bliss'


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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