Bee’s bliss sage is a very fast growing, low spreading shrub with ascending stems that can mound and reach 30 cm tall and up to 200 cm wide. Great for fast slope coverage or inexpensive ground cover. Leaves are pale green with a wrinkled surface and strongly pungent when crushed or brushed against. Whorls of delicate pale purple flowers develop on long ascending spikes in early spring. Like many sages, bees and butterflies find abundant pollen on the flowers.
Overhead irrigation in particular leads to mildew and even drip irrigation will create humid conditions under the dense foliage, leading to problems. It needs little to no water once established and will grow in sand or clay but needs plenty of sun. It can tolerate afternoon shade. Under extreme drought and heat this sage may go dormant but usually it will pull through and bounce back as soon as the winter rains return.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.