low, very low
2 to 3 ft.
1 to 2 ft.
sun, part shade
USDA zones 4-10
hardy to 8,000 ft.
Silver sage is a perennial plant grown for its interesting leaves. The large, light green leaves are covered with long, silky white hairs, giving them a fuzzy, silvery appearance.
In the early summer, stalks bearing white, helmet-shaped flowers rise above the leaves. Silver sage is very drought tolerant and low maintenance.
Silver sage has been a good performer at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Its large, fuzzy leaves are quite different from other plants. It has tolerated both hot, dry conditions and partial shade as well. It is a good choice for adding a different leaf color and texture to the landscape.
Cut off flower stalks after blooms are finished. Cut old leaves to ground level in late winter.