Water Wise Plants
3 ft. wide and tall
Very Low: water deeply several times a summer
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips
Like many sages, these are short-lived plants. Even with regular pruning, Salvia clevelandii needs to be replaced every five to ten years when the stems become woody. We like to prune 'Winnifred Gilman' back by about a third in the late summer and early fall to prolong the life of the plant and maintain a nice shape.
We previously had a Salvia clevelandii 'Whirly Blue' in the water-wise garden. It was beautiful, but grew too large for our compact perennial garden. We removed it and replaced it with 'Winnifred Gilman'.
If you want to learn more about Salvias, we suggest reading Betsy Clebsch's The New Book of Salvias.