Chaparral Sage (Salvia clevelandii)


Chaparral Sage

Salvia clevelandii

A native Southern Californian, Chaparral Sage is an aromatic beauty featuring talk stalks of purple flowers and very fragrant silver gray foliage that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies! These evergreen shrubs are also known by their botanical name, Salvia clevelandii, and they are noted for being among the best easy to care for plants for Southern California landscapes. These are tough and beautiful plants that can easily handle hot and dry conditions, so we love to plant them in any landscape from the coast to the desert! If you’re looking for a colorful addition to your landscape that can tantalize the senses, the Chaparral Sage can do it!

Chaparral Sage have a fast growth rate and do best when they are given plenty of room to grow and in an area that gets plenty of full sun exposure. Once established they are drought tolerant and will have low to moderate watering needs, so we also love to plant them in any water-wise landscape that could use some color and beauty.

Palm Paradise is your one-stop shop for all of your landscape beautification needs. Come visit our huge nursery and prepare to be wowed by our impressive plants and trees custom grown right here on our nursery. We do what no one else does, we only grow from our premium quality specimens, so we can assure our superior quality shrubs such as the Chaparral Sage are the best you’ll find anywhere!

  • Also known as Blue Sage, Fragrant Sage, Cleveland Sage
  • Considered by many to be the most pleasantly fragrant of any other Salvia
  • Ideal for use in any fragrant garden or herb garden
  • Foliage can be used for tea and as seasoning for strong flavored foods such as pork, duck, good, and sausage dishes. The leaves can also used as a preservative in potpourri


Evergreen desert shrub with tall stalks of purple flowers

Very aromatic silver grey foliage

Drought tolerant once established

Attracts humming birds and butterflies