Common Names: Purple sage
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 3 - 5 ft. high and wide.
Flowers: Fragrant rose-lavender flowers in tight whorls, late spring to early summer; fragrant graceful gray foliage.
Uses: Slope stabilizer, color accent.
Wildlife: Nectar and pollen for birds, butterflies, and bees. Deer resistant. Rabbit resistant.
Soil: Well-drained; tolerates clay.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Consider pruning back stems every 1 to 2 years in spring to promote a tidy, well-branched plant specimen.
Pests & Diseases: Some sages have problems with snails, slugs, whiteflies, and aphids.
Notes: "Leucophylla" means "white-leaved." Another good shrubby sage is the S. africana-lutea. Hardy to 20° F.