• Echinacea purpurea or Purple Coneflower
  • Passionflower Passiflora incarnata
  • Evening Primrose "Ozark Sundrops"
  • Chinese Leopard Flower or Blackberry Lilly
  • Yellow Dotted Mint Monarda punctuata
  • Dandelion with a pollinator friend

Sage, Native California Purple


Hardy and beautiful gray/green leaves with light purple blooms much loved by monarch butterflies and numerous other pollinators. This Native Sage can be found from mid-California shrub steppe land all the way down through Baja's Chaparral country. Very drought resilient once established. This long lived species can reach 6 feet in height and up to 8 feet in moist conditions. Less fussy than many salvias. The California Purple Sage can handle varying soil types and is definitely a worthwhile addition to any Sage Collector's Garden. The leaves make a strong astringent tea, always helpful for respiratory complaints. The seeds are relished by quail and other smaller birds. Full Sun. Hardy. Perennial. Zone 7.

Latin Name Salvia leucophylla
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