Salvia mellifera ‘Jade Carpet’

'Jade Carpet' Black Sage

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 2' X 5'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



This selection of the widespread species grows in an open mound of dark green leaves to about 2 feet tall by 6 feet wide. It looks great on a hillside or growing over a ledge. It is also an excellent choice for a parking strip where it can be easily kept in bound with light trimming. It is similar to the ‘Terra Seca’ selection but has larger leaves and a more open habit. The flowers range from white to light lavender. ‘Jade Carpet does well in sun or partial shade with well-draining soil.


Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen