Silver sage

Salvia argentea

Silver sage, Salvia argentea, Plant Select
Silver sage, Salvia argentea, Plant Select
Silver sage, Salvia argentea, Plant Select
This is a superlative foliage plant with elephant ear leaves covered with long, silky white hairs. The white, helmet-shaped flowers are produced on candelabra-like stems in early summer. This is a dramatic accent plant for the water-smart garden or perennial border, originating in the eastern Mediterranean region. Perennial. Xeriscape.

Tips from the pros: Deadhead entire stalks of spent flowers to promote the silvery, fuzzy foliage and to prevent reseeding.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 24-36 inches
Width 18-24 inches
Flowering Season Early summer
Flower Color White
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4a-10
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native No
Year Introduced 1997