South African Sage

Salvia dolomitica

Although drought tolerant, this sage flourishes with summer watering. Delicate pale lilac flowers contrast nicely with its silver-gray leaves. Makes a lovely container plant, groundcover, shrub border, or edging. Local honeybees like it, but deer will likely pass it by. Fun to pair with dune sage (Salvia africana-lutea), which is a similar South African native.

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Herbaceous perennial to 24” tall

Light: Heat and sun tolerant

Soil: Well-draining soil

Origin: South Africa

Additional Characteristics: Deer Resistant

South African Sage