California Natives at Suncrest Nurseries Inc.

Though Suncrest Nurseries offers interesting plants from several continents, including much of the United States, a few of us are almost obsessively devoted to the native plants of California. We regularly stalk the wilds, always with at least a semiconscious "eye out" for potentially gardenworthy natives, and we bring back seeds and cuttings from nearly every trip. We also rely on friends at several California botanic gardens, and on passionate native plant gardeners, who bring us their plant treasures for trial and possible introduction. All in all, it may be the best part of our work here, and we're privileged to be able to contribute a wide offering of beautiful natives to California horticulture.

You'll find a lengthy list of our native offerings below, organized by pages to make it a bit more manageable. Click on the name of any plant on the list for a fuller display of plant characteristics and cultural needs and possibilities. Also be sure to download our flyer on native plants from the Publications page of this site, for easy reference offline.

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Plant Name Capsule Description
Salvia clevelandii 'Deer Spring Silver' 4-5 feet. Aromatic grey leaves; bright blue flowers, summer.
Salvia clevelandii 'Winnifred Gilman' 3-4 feet. Grey-green leaves, red stems, whorls of deep blue flowers.
Salvia 'Dara's Choice' 18 inches high by 3 feet+ wide. Carpeting. Green leaves, lavender-blue flowers.
Salvia dorrii hybrid Small grey leaves, light blue flowers.
Salvia 'Gayle Nielson' 3-4 feet. Small grey leaves; whorls of deep blue fls.
Salvia leucophylla 'Amethyst Bluff' 2 feet high by 6 feet wide; grey, furry leaves, bright lavender flowers. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden introduction.
Salvia leucophylla 'Figueroa' 3-4 feet. Native sage. White leaves. Pink flowers.
Salvia leucophylla 'Pt. Sal' 2 feet high, 6-8 feet wide. Native sage with felty white leaves. Whorls of pink flowers.
Salvia mellifera hybrid 3-4'. Green aromatic leaves, pale blue fls; mellifera x dorrii.
Salvia mellifera 'Sweet Honey' 3-4 feet. Sweetly aromatic green leaves, dense habit. Selected for good flavor.
Salvia 'Mrs. Beard' Grey leaves on a spreading shrub; small lavender flowers in spring. Great groundcover for dry garden.
Salvia pachyphylla 3 feet. Silver leaves; heads with rose-colored bracts, deep blue flowers.
Salvia 'Pozo Blue' Salvia clevelandii hybrid. Bright lavender-blue flowers, aromatic leaves.
Salvia 'Shirley's Creeper' 3 feet high, 6 feet wide. Textured green leaves, cream flowers.
Salvia sonomensis 'Fremont's Carpet' Carpeting subshrub. Narrow furry leaves, blue purple flowers in sprng.
Salvia sonomensis 'Gorda' Furry grey leaves, blue-purple flowers in spring. 8-12 inches high, 3-4 feet wide.
Salvia sonomensis 'Pine Canyon' Tight form of Sonoma sage. Rounded grey-green leaves, lavender flowers.
Salvia sonomensis--Shasta strain Low spreading sage for dry, rocky slopes. Lavender fls.
Salvia spathacea Dense spreading clumps of fragrant green leaves. Magenta flowers.
Salvia spathacea 'King Crimson' Large green, fragrant basal leaves; dark magenta flowers on 3 foot stalks.

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