This California native shrub grows with a rambling branch habit up to 4-5 ft. tall and 5-7 ft. wide. It’s aromatic foliage is comprised of medium to dark green leaves, 3-4 in. long, 1/2 in. wide with a wrinkled upper surface. Bright blue to pale lavender flowers develop in whorls on 10-12 in. long spikes for a colorful floral display in early spring.
The Santa Rosa Island sage is native to the Channel Islands and restricted areas of Baja California. The combination of dark green foliage and deep blue flowers provides an attractive contribution to native plant gardens in sunny areas. Like other native sage species, it has aromatic foliage and attracts bees when flowering. Seasonal pruning helps to maintain good shape.