Bee’s Bliss Sage is a hybrid of another California native, Purple Sage, and is grown as an attractive groundcover in full sun to part shade. While the name may conjure images of 70′s b-movie (no pun intended) “Swarm” for some people, I like the idea of encouraging honey bees into our yard. So far this year we have seen a few already but they come mainly just to drink from the birdbath since there is not much currently blooming. They may also be looking for nesting sites but I speculate.
This low lying shrub is drought tolerant although it doesn’t mind a little supplemental moisture in hot summers. It is a fast grower to 4′ or 5′ wide and not much more than 1′ high. The flower stalks may grow a little taller. In addition to Bees, Salvia Bee’s Bliss is enjoyed by hummingbirds, butterflies and like many other sages the foliage has a pleasant aroma.
|Common Name||Bee's Bliss Sage|
|Botanic Name||Salvia 'Bee's Bliss'|
|Potential Size ||1' x 5'|
|Notes||Attracts ButterfliesAttracts HummingbirdsAttracts BeesFragrant|