This tough plant grows across a wide region of the U.S., from 3000 to 11,000 foot elevations. Considering the harsh conditions it tolerates, this petite sage is surprisingly delicate in appearance, forming a soft mat of fine textured, aromatic silvery foliage. It blooms in the summer with foot-tall, slender spikes topped with many small, nodding yellow flower heads. Young plants are quite compact, but can become rangy as they mature. Periodic pruning and shaping will maintain an attractive, compact form. Fringed sage is not recommended for low desert landscapes. Plant Fringed sage in full sun, well-drained soil, and provide deep infrequent irrigation.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Shrub

Size (H x W): 1ft x 2ft

Flower Color: Yellow

Hardiness: Zone 4: -30˚F

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