Salvia dorrii

Desert Sage

Plant family: Lamiaceae - Mint


Plant type: Sub-shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California, Other Southwest

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Flower Color Blue, Purple
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 2-3 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Desert, Joshua Tree Woodland

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Decomposed Granite, Sand

Special Characteristic

Exceptional Fragrance, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

Salvia dorrii, the purple sage, Dorr's sage, fleshy sage, mint sage, or tobacco sage, is a herbaceous perennial. It is native to mountain areas in the western United States southward to the Mojave Desert, growing in dry, well draining soils

Desert Sage is a showy late spring blooming native shrublet that grows to a compact 2-3 feet. It's fragrant silver foliage is adorned with deep blue flowers. Impervious to browsing deer and rabbits, it is a pollinator's delight attracting all types of bees.

Native to sand to decomposed granite, Desert Sage needs perfect drainage and no water once established. Perfect for a dry desert garden, a bird or butterfly garden.

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