ALSO KNOWN AS
Blue sage, Cleveland sage, Jim sage
Mint family (Lamiaceae)
This evergreen shrub reaches 3 to 5 feet in height and width. The fragrant, ashy green leaves are less than 1 inch long. Flowers are on 12 inch spikes, with numerous upright amethyst blooms opening in June through July.
A popular Southwestern landscape plant, Fragrant sage attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The leaves make a good substitute for kitchen sage in cooking.
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