Point Sal purple sage

Salvia leucophylla ‘Point Sal Spreader’


The Point Sal Spreader purple sage is a robust spreading shrub that matures to 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide. It has similar pale green foliage and light purple flowers as the species, but is valued as a ground cover plant in native gardens for its contrasting foliage color. It is also a good plant for erosion control in combination with other drought tolerant natives that are adapted to warm and dry conditions.

Like other native California sage species, the Point Sal Spreader grows well in sunny locations and in fast draining soils. It is a large plant that needs space to roam; its spring time flower display is both soft and pleasing, as well as attractive to bees and butterflies.

Plant Type: Shrub, Native
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Spreading, Sprawling
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Pale green
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Drought, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Wildlife value, Slopes, Restoration, Parks and open space, Hummingbird plant, Foliage accent plant, Flowering accent plant, Banks, Background plant, Attracts bees, Fragrant foliage, Attracts butterflies
Height: 3 ft.
Width: 6 ft.