low, very low
spring to early summer
8 to 10 in.
12 to 18 in.
sun, part shade
USDA zones 5-10
hardy to 6,000 ft.
Platinum sage is a short, small perennial flower suited to sunny, dry locations. Its compact size and silvery foliage make it a good choice for planting along the edge of a pathway, in a rock garden, or as a slow-growing groundcover.
In early summer, it produces stalks of pretty blue flowers. The leaves are attractive throughout the summer, and contrast nicely with other plants.
Platinum sage grows well at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. It has proven to be heat and drought tolerant.
The leaves look nice throughout the growing season, and the flowers are an added benefit in early summer. It has been a reliable, low-maintenance plant.
Cut off flower stalks after the blooms are finished.