Photo Credits: 2005 Noah Elhardt | 2006 Steve Matson | 2009 by Ken Gilliland

USDA Zones: 6-10
Sunset Zones: 8-9, 14-17, 19-24
Jepson Bioregions: See map
Sun: Full
Water: Low
Soil: Adaptable
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Flood Tolerant: Yes
Clay Tolerant: Yes
Serpentine Tolerant: No
Habit: Perennial
Size: 8 ft wide x 5 ft high
Form: Herbaceous - Globe
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Season: Spring
Foliage Color: Grey
Foliage Texture: Medium
Deciduous: No
Fall Color: None
Fruit: Inconspicuous
Growth Rate: Fast
Decorative Bark: No
Special: Pollinators,Scent

Natural range in California

The map below shows regions where Purple sage grows naturally. The state is divided into bioregions based on geophysical and climatic boundaries. Plants found in your bioregion are most likely to thrive with minimal interventions such as water, climate modification, and maintenance. To find out which bioregion you are in, visit the Map of Jepson Bioregions.