Bring beauty and fragrance to your garden with Salvia 'Allen Chickering', a hybrid sage native to California that is easy to grow and the ideal addition to your drought tolerant garden.
A member of the mint family, Allen Chickering Sage has sage-scented foliage and bears exquisite whorls of rich lavender-blue flowers that attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects and blooms over a long period. The perfect plant for a pollinator-friendly garden.
Allen Chickering Sage is a hybrid of S. clevelandii and S. leucophylla that was selected for its garden tolerance. This robust, upright, large, evergreen shrub grows 5 ft. tall and wide and bears aromatic, textured, grey-green leaves. Attractive whorls of deep lavender-blue flowers appear as 3 to 5 clusters skewered on 2 ft. long wands from late spring through summer.
Salvia 'Allen Chickering' is a tough plant that is perfect in dry gardens or on slopes. If you like the smell of sage then plant this in a location near a walkway where it will release its fragrance when brushed against in passing. Use in native gardens or for xeriscapes as a border or accent plant.
Low maintenance and drought tolerant, Allen Chickering Sage is an excellent choice for the novice or experienced gardener and a popular California native shrub for the waterwise landscape.