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.
Nativar Research Project: Contribute your pollinator observations of this native plant and these three of its cultivars. Are pollinators as attracted to the nativars as they are to the original native plant? Read more at the Nativar Research Project page.