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Guatemalan Blue Vine Sage
Thought in ancient times to perpetuate good health, an Arab proverb asks, “How shall a man die with sage in his garden?” Our Salvias are diverse perennials, shrubs or subshrubs. Many of them hail from the Mediterranean, Mexico and South America.
Drought tolerant, reliable once established, and generally pest and disease free, they combine an array of flowers and aromatic foliage in many different sizes, shapes, and hues.
Recommended some 70 years ago by British garden writer William Robinson, this exceptional long-blooming Salvia offers fuzzy gentian-blue flowers. Its small but abundant, intensely painted blooms garnish terminal racemes above a many stemmed, emerald-green foundation of thick triangular leaves. Indigenous to the mountainous regions of southern Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, S. cacaliifolia can be found growing as high as 8000 ft., its slow-to-spread, creeping roots thriving with well-drained soil, regular water and high shade. A harbinger of cool, late season floral color, it can be positioned right up front next to Geum ‘Starker’s Magnificum’.
Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 3' 0"–4' 0" wide; hardy to zone 8.
Salvia cacaliiifolia (P-1322)
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Garden Conservancy Open Day at Digging Dog!
Saturday, June 23 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Digging Deeper – Join Patricia Smyth, owner of Essence of the Tree, for a Japanese maple container demonstration.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Private Gardens of Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway, adjacent to Digging Dog Nursery in Albion, CA; free with $7.00 garden admission.
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or at Digging Dog Nursery. Plant shopping welcome!
Mendocino Art Center (MAC) Garden Tour!
Saturday, June 30 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We welcome you to join us in support of The Mendocino Art Center for this fabulous garden tour and fundraiser.
Tickets are available through the MAC’s website.
Saturday Strolls & Plant Chats 2018!
Saturdays at 2 p.m. July 14th and 28th, August 18th, and September 15th.
Stroll with Horticulturalist Deborah Whigham, sip iced tea, nibble on tasty snacks & take home helpful gardening tips & tricks!
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