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Ribes “Spring Showers”

R. sanguineum “Spring Showers”
Deciduous shrub

Hummingbird plant. Spectacular draping bright pink flower clusters in winter and spring. Clay soils tolerant, grows near native oaks.

Ribes “White Icicle”

Deciduous shrub

Icy white flower clusters in early Spring, dark blue berries in Summer. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds.

Ribes aureum

Deciduous Shrub

Beautiful displays of fragrant golden-yellow flowers in late spring attract hummingbirds. Edible berries. Good fall color. Well adapted to our dry summers and wet winters. Tolerates heavy clay soil.

Ribes aureum v. gracillimum

Semi-perennial shrub

Flowers attract hummingbirds, berries attract other birds. Golden flower clusters in spring fade to red. Best in coastal gardens but keep protected from wind. Inland keep cool under tree canopy.

Ribes indecorum

Deciduous shrub

Beautiful sprays of fragrant white flowers in early spring. Attracts hummingbirds. Very drought tolerant once established, great under oaks. Native to the southern California Coast Ranges.

Ribes malvaceum

Deciduous shrub

Winter blooming hummingbird plant, blooms Oct-Mar. Spectacular pendant pink flower clusters. Deep green leaves. Woody branches have peeling red bark as they age. Requires part shade inland.

Ribes roezlii var. cruentum

Deciduous shrub

Stunning deep red flowers hang down from clusters in Spring. Spiny Gooseberries come next.

Ribes sanguineum

Deciduous shrub

Flowers attract hummingbirds, berries attract other birds. Spectacular bright red flower clusters in early spring. Clay soils tolerant, grows near oaks. Plant towards wet section in native garden.

Ribes speciosum

Evergreen Perennial shrub

Glossy green leaves, spiny stems, red trumpet flowers late winter through spring. Semi-deer-tolerant. Hummingbirds go wild! Tolerates clay soils.

Ribes viburnifolium

Evergreen Perennial Shrub

Dark green, heavily scented foliage with red stems. Tolerates clay soil. Semi-deer-tolerant. Edible fruit.

Rumohra adiantiformis

Evergreen Fern

The beautiful deep green fronds rise from creeping rhizomes to create a dense, low plant cover. Great for shaded areas in the landscape and in hanging baskets.

Salvia “Kaleidoscope”

S. clevelandii “Kaleidoscope”
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Fragrant grey-green leaves. Strongly fragrant lavender blue flowers. Deer resistant, attracts butterflies.

Salvia “Winifred Gilman”

S. clevelandii “Winifred Gilman”
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Fragrant grey-green leaves. Strongly fragrant lavender blue flowers. Deer resistant, attracts butterflies.

Salvia “Allen Chickering”

Evergreen perennial

Fragrant leaves make a nice tea. Lavender flower whorls make this a Bay Area garden favorite. Deer resistant, attracts butterflies, fragrant flowers.

Salvia “Amethyst Bluff”

S. leucophylla “Amethyst Bluff”
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Easy to grow. Fuzzy white-gray leaves and dark rosy-pink flowers make this a standout. Deer resistant, attracts butterflies, fragrant flowers.

Salvia “Bee’s Bliss”

Evergreen perennial

Rambling low green-leaved sage topped with abundant whorls of lavender flowers in spring and into summer.

Salvia “Berzerkeley”

S. microphylla “Berzerkeley”
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Dense and compact with deep pink flowers. Will bloom through fall into winter. Best with good sun, except in hotter areas. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Salvia “Bodacious Rhythm + Blues”

Salvia x guaranitica hybrid PP#29,585
Evergreen Herbaceous Perennial

Cobalt blue and black flowers, very unusual, bloom throughout the spring thru fall. Compact habit. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Salvia “Bodacious Smokey Jazz”

Salvia x guaranitica hybrid
Evergreen Herbaceous Perennial

Purple and black flowers, very unusual, bloom throughout the spring thru fall. Compact habit. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Salvia “Calamity Jane”

S. mellifera x S. leucophylla
Evergreen Perennial

Forms a fragrant, low mound with lavender blossoms. Great for a dry, sunny spot. Wonderful aroma. Attracts hummingbirds and native bees. Deer resistant.

Salvia “Cranberry Crush”

S. greggii “Cranberry Crush”

Evergreen perennial/shrub

Semi-woody dwarf salvia will bloom bright fuchsia through into winter.  Best in full sun, except in hotter areas.

Salvia “Dancing Dolls”

S. microphylla x S. greggii
Evergreen Perennial

Semi-woody dwarf salvia with fragrant green leaves. Light pink flowers with dark pink upper lip in spring through winter. Best in full sun at coast, afternoon shade inland. Attractive to Hummingbirds

Salvia “Dancing Embers”

S. microphylla x S. greggii
Evergreen Perennial

Semi-woody dwarf salvia with fragrant green leaves. Masses of deep, glowing red blooms in spring through winter. Best in full sun at coast, afternoon shade inland. Attractive to Hummingbirds

Salvia “Dancing Shadows”

S. microphylla x S. greggii
Evergreen Perennial

Semi-woody dwarf salvia with fragrant green leaves. Light pink flowers in spring through winter. Best in full sun at coast, afternoon shade inland. Attractive to Hummingbirds.

 

Salvia “Dara’s Choice”

Evergreen perennial

S. mellifera x S. sonomensis
A natural hybrid Sage discovered in Santa Barbara. Mounding groundcover, grows wide. Tall spikes of lavender flowers in spring. Trim back in summer. Attracts hummingbirds. Deer-resistant.

Salvia “Dark Dancer”

S. microphylla hybrid
Evergreen Perennial

Dense clumping sage with narrow leaves. Beautiful red-violet flowers in spring and fall. Best in full sun, except in hotter areas. Deer-resistant. Attractive to Hummingbirds.

Salvia “Dazzler”

S. microphylla hybrid
Evergreen Perennial

Semi-woody dwarf salvia with fragrant green leaves. Dark cranberry to intense magenta violet flowers in spring through winter. Best in full sun at coast, afternoon shade inland. Attractive to Hummingbirds.

Salvia “Desert Blaze”

Evergreen Perennial/Shrub

Variegated leaves. Semi-woody dwarf salvia will bloom bright red through into winter. Best in full sun, except in hotter areas.

Salvia “Elmira”

S. microphylla “Elmira”
Evergreen Perennial

Beautiful small white flowers. Compact form, great in rock gardens. Best in full sun, except in hotter areas. Attractive to Hummingbirds.

Salvia “Fancy Dancer”

S. microphylla hybrid
Evergreen Perennial

Semi-woody dwarf salvia with fragrant green leaves. Light pink flowers with dark pink upper lip in spring through winter. Best in full sun at coast, afternoon shade inland. Attractive to Hummingbirds.