Leach Botanical Garden: 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236 (503)761-9503. This 9 acre public botanical garden showcases Northwest native plants and displays over 2000 species of wildflowers, ferns, shrubs and trees in their natural habitat. Trails traverse a wetland forest, a creek, a fern walk, a peat bog, then wind past the manor house to a rock garden and dry woodlands.
Salvia microphylla are native to the American Southwest, and are a fabulous perennial shrub choice for dryer climates. 'Killer Cranberry' has masses of rich magenta flowers to lure honeybees and hummingbirds to your garden, and superior glossy foliage.