Purple Sage (Salvia leucophylla), also referred to as San Luis Purple Sage or Gray Sage, is another Southern California native we have begun domesticating on our farm. A proud shrub that’s useful for xeriscaping (low irrigating landscaping) – it can encompass a six to 10 square foot area by its third year. Silver grey leaves and prodigious flower plumes – showier than any sage we offer in our catalog – make a nice accent for flower bouquets and can even be used decoratively in their dried seed pod stage. The entire plant has a soft, pine-mint scent that is detectable anywhere it grows.
First year foliage; second year flowers. Perennial.