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Salvia dorrii

Purple Sage, Grayball Sage, Dorr Sage, Desert Sage

Community: Desert

Brief Description

Amethyst-flowered, drought and cold hardy desert gem.

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  • Two-Tone Purple Flowers
  • Silvery Foliage
  • Minty Aroma
  • Drought Hardy

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Plant Description and Details

Purple Sage comes well-equipped to handle drought, cold, and rocky or sandy soil. Those are just the utilitarian features! This silvery-leaved, semi-evergreen, small shrub sends out frilly lavendar flowers set in deep purple bracts (modified leaves).Minty aroma adds to its charm, as do the bees and butterflies that come to visit.

Common Names Purple Sage, Grayball Sage, Dorr Sage, Desert Sage
Community Desert
Annual Water Needs 10-15 inches
Drought Tolerant No
Native Range Open slopes, semi-desert, coarse sandy or rocky soils, west of the Rockies.
Native States CA, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA
Hardiness Down to Zone 3
Exposure Sun
Placement Borders, desert shrub collections, rock gardens, formal perennial gardens.
Mature Height 2 - 4 ft.
Mature Width 36 in.
Group Spacing 24-36 in.
Blossom Color Purple
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Maintenance Tips Do not overwater once established. Does not require pruning
Plants Symbol SADO4
Family Name Lamiaceae
Lewis & Clark No

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