Known as Hummingbird Sage. Salvia spathacea is native to Southern California. Good understory plant, especially to oaks. Flowers range in color, the magenta cultivar is stunning and popular. As the name states, it attracts hummingbirds. This sage has a long bloom cycle. It has a long bloom period, from ate winter through early summer. It can grow into a matt of close clustered plants. But it is easy to control.