Sonoma Sage

Salvia sonomensis

An excellent xeriscape groundcover plant that seems to require almost no water and will spread nicely, even in drought. Dark green lustrous spear-shaped fragrant leaves with abundant stems of purplish-blue flowers. Also called “creeping sage,” this sage is considered a chapparal plant. Great for pollinators!

Water: Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Herbaceous perennial 12 to 16″ tall, 5 to 15’ wide

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Well-draining soil is essential

Origin: Coastal areas of California from Santa Barbara to San Diego, the Sonoma County region and parts of Napa County. The largest habitat for this plant is along the Sierra Nevada mountain range where it grows on southwest-facing slopes below 6000', in foothills and slopes above the Central Valley region

Additional Characteristics: California Native

Sonoma Sage