Salvia Daras Choice
No current common name.
A hybrid between Salvia mellifera and Salvia sonomensis. Dara's Choice grows 3' tall and 3' across in the interior, flat by 3' where the coastal winds can hit it. Easy to grow in the nursery and very fast. It is probably a little easier to grow than S.sonomensis in a regular garden. The experiences with it to date have been fairly drought tolerant. We abused it, and it lived. Amazing! No water after planting, none, and it lived. (Do not try
this at home without your fingers crossed.)
If in the summer fog belt, water the least you can get away with. For the rest of you, this sage tolerates once a week water over head watering, but dies on drip at about three years. Useful to blow out a landscape for a house that needs to sell. In two-three months it can look landscaped. Here's a native
sage page where you can see all the sages of California.
Salvia Daras Choice tolerates seaside conditions, alkaline soil and clay.
Salvia Daras Choice is great for a bird garden.
Salvia Daras Choice's foliage color is green, type is evergreen, has fragrance and is edible.
Salvia Daras Choice's flower color is blue and has a fragrance.
Salvia Daras Choice's fruit has fragrance.
Communities for Salvia Daras Choice:Coastal Sage Scrub.
||6.00 to 7.50
||8 to 10
||0.30 to 1.00
||1.00 to 4.00
||31.00 to 64.00
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