Year-round color, aroma and height. These are just a few of the benefits your garden will gain from growing the Mojave Sage. This sub-shrub perennial thrives in full sun, well-drained soil, high altitudes and extremely dry conditions. Guaranteed to be a standout in xeriscape designs, the Mojave Sage is not only drought-tolerant and low-maintenance — it is also semi-evergreen, which empowers even winter landscapes with beautiful interest.
Mojave Sage blooms all summer long and into late fall with gorgeous textures and hues. Plant Select describes the show-stealing xeriscape perennial as having “beautiful, intensely aromatic silvery-green foliage, topped with densely whorled bracts of lovely smoky mauve-purple that surround delicate violet-blue flowers.”
What’s particularly striking about the Mojave Sage flowers is the slight color variegation of the outer petals and inner petals, which dawn slightly different shades of purple, blue, lavender, mauve and rose. Because its big, bright blossoms are beloved by birds, bees and hummingbirds, the Mojave Sage also carries common names like Blue Sage, Mountain Desert Sage, Rose Sage and giant-flower sage.
The soothing fragrance of the Mojave Sage is an archetype of the plants overall laid-back way of life. This xeriscape plant requires little watering and pruning. On top of this, the sage is rarely phased by heat or cold. Therefore, xeriscape gardeners join birds, bees and butterflies in a special fondness for this hardy plant.
Benefits go beyond garden design too. Wonderful natural remedies can also be enjoyed by growing Sage, also called Salvia, which is Latin for “to save, redeem or heal.”
After a couple of growing seasons, the Mojave Sage can reach up to 36 inches in height and width, making it a perfect plant for creating a pretty backdrop. Lavendula, Penstemon, Coreopsis and creeping Veronica are some recommendations to plant in conjunction with Mojave Sage to create a full and vibrant garden design.
Let the passionate experts at Lifescape Colorado help you achieve a xeriscape that will improve not only curb appeal and property value, but also your quality of life. For a natural therapeutic beauty that can be enjoyed all year long, contact us online or call 303-831-8310.