This is a vigorous and low growing ground cover reaching 18-24 in. high and spreading 4-6 ft. across. Medium green foliage is comprised of 2-3 in. long leaves that are heavily pungent when cut or crushed. Numerous spikes of pale blue flowers occur in early to mid spring for pleasing accent value.
Mrs. Beard sage is a successful cultivar resulting from the hybridization of Salvia mellifera and Salvia sonomensis It is proving to be a reliable ground cover choice for sunny banks and slopes in Mediterranean and California native garden plantings. It prefers well-drained soils, little supplemental water and shows reliable tolerance to temperatures to 15°F.