Dominican Sage

Salvia dominica

A small sage that is fuzzy and soft and is redolent with the heady fruity scent of sclaerol – making it particularly useful in perfumery, cosmetics, and the production of a rare essential oil. Its candelabra branching is thought to have inspired the design of the menorah. It is a tough, drought resistant plant with silver-haired foliage and bright white flowers that seem to blaze, much like that of white-flowered clary sage.

Water: Moderate, Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Perennial shrub 3' tall by 3' wide

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Well-draining soil

Origin: Eastern Mediterranean, especially Jordan, Israel, Lebanon and Syria

Dominican Sage