Purple Sage, Gray Sage
All sages have square stems and whorls of two-lipped flowers, either distinctly spaced along flower stalks or so tightly crowded that they look like one dense spike; some species have branched inflorescences. Flower colors range from white and yellow through salmon and pink to scarlet and pure red, from pale lavender to true blue and darkest purple. A few sages have fragrant blossoms. Many have aromatic foliage. Sages attract hummingbirds, bees, butterflies.Salvia leucophylla
Graceful plant to 3–5 ft. high with equal or greater width; arching branches have upturned tips, root where they touch soil. Stems and foliage thickly covered with fine white hairs. Wrinkled, oblong to lanceshaped leaves to 3 in. long are apple green when they emerge, turn whiter as days get hotter. In spring, each 6–8-in. stem carries three to five tightly packed whorls of 1-in., pinkish purple flowers with gray calyxes.'Figueroa'
To 3–4 ft. tall and twice as wide,is especially silvery; toleratesdrought, heat, cold.'Point Sal Spreader'
Prostrate, 1–2 1/2 ft. high,10–12 ft. wide; has broader,grayer leaves than species.
Native to Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa islands off the coast of Southern California. Rounded or spreading...
Native toSouthern California. Spreadinghabit to 40–50 ft. tall, oftentwice as wide. Thick, leathery,du...
A branching species that forms multiple rosettes 1–2 ft. high and 2–3 ft. wide. The pointed, concave l...