OH OH! My favorite calif sage. Your’s is way ahead of mine. So pretty.
May 29, 2012 05:19 PM
Thanks, my favorite too! Do you know how to propagate them by cuttings? Is this the right time of year?
May 29, 2012 09:52 PM
I get mine from the nursery. :)
May 30, 2012 10:53 PM
truly glorious sage. definitely going on my wish list.
Jun 19, 2012 09:24 PM
Wow, just beautiful. I'd love to grow these, but they'll probably die in my thick clay.
Jan 04, 2013 11:46 AM
Yeah like instantly:(. You know which California Salvia might make it up there… Salvia clevelandii “Alpine'. Totally not locally native though. Are there even any native Salvia in Oregon? Maybe on the eastern desert edges? You guys just have Stachys? :)
Jan 04, 2013 01:17 PM
I'm not sure if there are native salvia in Oregon. (There probably are, but I'm just unaware of them.)
Yeah, I'm trying Cleveland Alpine Sage, as well as “Powerline Pink” Hummingbird Sage this year.
Jan 04, 2013 02:55 PM
Oh those are both good bets…. make sure you put Powerline pink in the sun up there though. They get so big with all the moisture that if you plant them in part shade they just topple over. :)
Jan 04, 2013 05:40 PM
Penny, I picked up a copy of Art Kruckeberg’s “Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest” and found that Salvia dorrii occurs in spots in the high desert of Central and Eastern Oregon. The next-closest thing to a naive that we have is S. sonomensis, which reaches up to Siskiyou Co., CA. I wouldn’t be surprised if one was found somewhere in Southeast Oregon, where Toyon was discovered just five years ago.
Feb 14, 2013 08:30 PM
wow! Didn’t know that about S. dorrii. Interesting! I agree, S. sonomensis I could totally see in southern Oregon.
Feb 16, 2013 09:12 AM
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