Salvia clevelandii ‘Winnifred Gilman’
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Salvia clevelandii ‘Winnifred Gilman’

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Common name:  Cleveland Sage

Special notes:  This intensely fragrant evergreen shrub is great for a bird garden.  Lavender to deep blue-violet golf-ball shaped clusters appear in summer.  It’s named for a volunteer at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. One of the prettiest of the Cleveland Sages.

Family:  Lamiaceae
Native to:  Dry slopes of San Diego County, California
Form:  Upright evergreen shrub
Size:  4’-5’ H x W
Blooms:  Summer
Attracts:  Birds, bees, butterflies
Flowers:  Lavender to deep blue-violet
Light:  Full sun
Water:  Drought tolerant once established; occasional deep water during dry season
Hardiness:  To 10° F
Soil:  Well-drained soil