Plant Introductions by Suncrest Nurseries

One of the major elements of our work at Suncrest has been the testing and introduction of promising new plants for the enrichment of California gardens. This work has proceeded on several fronts. We select interesting California natives in the wild; make deliberate hybrids among our favorite plant groups in the nursery; choose superior individuals and strains from seedling batches; and make enthusiastic use of serendipity, in which new plants just "appear", thanks to the work of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

You'll find a current listing of Suncrest introductions below, together with capsule descriptions. Use the page numbers at the bottom of the display to browse the full list. Click on any of the names that strike your fancy to see a fuller display of plant characteristics, cultural requirements and tolerances, and a picture if one is available. You'll also find a flyer on Suncrest introductions available from the Publications page.

Plant Name Capsule Description
Salvia 'Autumn Moon' PP#24106 2 feet. Greggii type. Creamy flowers with rose tube, red stems.
Salvia 'Bedazzle' Low, clumping sage. Narrow grey leaves; showy spikes of deep blue flowers set in rosy bracts.
Salvia 'Bright Eyes' PP#22491 2-3 feet. Very large bright red flowers, white "eye". Greggii type.
Salvia 'Dancing Dolls' PP#19820 Suncrest Nurseries introduction; clouds of rose and cream flowers, dark stems.
Salvia 'Dancing Embers' TM Suncrest Nurseries hybrid. Dark shiny leaves, huge vivid red flowers.
Salvia 'Dancing Lights' TM Suncrest hybrid. Microphylla type has vivid rose red & light pink flowers.
Salvia 'Dancing Shadows' TM Suncrest hybrid. Painted icy pink and white flowers, red violet stems.
Salvia 'Dark Dancer' Wintergreen Nursery selection. Bushy, with large, vivid plum purple flowers.
Salvia 'Debbie's Rose' TM Leafy, microphylla type hyb. Large fls. combine wide warm coral lip, rose tube.
Salvia 'Fancy Dancer' PP#24088 Suncrest hybrid. Creamy pink & raspberry flowers, compact habit. Greggii type.
Salvia 'Fire Dancer' TM Suncrest Nurseries hybrid. Bushy greggii type. Large coral-red flowers.
Salvia 'Flamenco Rose' TM Suncrest Nurseries hybrid. Bushy, very large bright rose pink flowers.
Salvia 'Full Moon' TM 18 inches high. Suncrest hybrid. Creamy lower lip, rose tube, black stems. Dense.
Salvia 'Golden Girl' PP#23997 Suncrest hybrid. Very compact. Bright golden yellow flowers, greggii type.
Salvia 'Golden Ruffles' TM Suncrest hybrid. Greggii type. Dark calyx, many ruffled yellow flowers.
Salvia greggii 'Moonlight' Wintergreen Nursery selection; dense, with moonlight-yellow flowers.
Salvia greggii 'Smokin' Lavender' Light lavender flowers set in dark calyces, long bloom season.
Salvia 'Lemon Light' PP#24105 18 inches high. Compact habit; clear lemon yellow flowers.
Salvia leucophylla 'Figueroa' 3-4 feet. Native sage. White leaves. Pink flowers.
Salvia mellifera 'Sweet Honey' 3-4 feet. Sweetly aromatic green leaves, dense habit. Selected for good flavor.