Close this search box.

Santa Rosa Island sage

Salvia brandegeei


This California native shrub grows with a rambling branch habit up to 4-5 ft. tall and 5-7 ft. wide. It’s aromatic foliage is comprised of medium to dark green leaves, 3-4 in. long, 1/2 in. wide with a wrinkled upper surface. Bright blue to pale lavender flowers develop in whorls on 10-12 in. long spikes for a colorful floral display in early spring.

The Santa Rosa Island sage is native to the Channel Islands and restricted areas of Baja California. The combination of dark green foliage and deep blue flowers provides an attractive contribution to native plant gardens in sunny areas. Like other native sage species, it has aromatic foliage and attracts bees when flowering. Seasonal pruning helps to maintain good shape.

Plant Type: Shrub, Native
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Sprawling, Mounding
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Medium green
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Drought, Coastal salt air, All day sun
Function: Banks, Attracts butterflies, Attracts bees, Fragrant foliage, Wildlife value, Hummingbird plant, Foliage accent plant, Flowering accent plant, Borders
Height: 4 ft. – 5 ft.
Width: 5 ft. – 7 ft.

Set your preferred view

Choose between a list or map view of all signs found in our waterwise garden and park.

Welcome to the Waterwise Garden Digital Tour

This is a digital registry created to offer further information on the physical signs in our waterwise garden and park premises.

Would you like a few tips on how to use this tool?

Move around

Travel to different sections of our garden and park premises by using the horizontal scrollbar at the top.

Locate your sign​

Using the map view, you can preview what each specific sign is about by tapping on the plus icon.

Refer back to these tips

You can view these tips at any time by tapping the Help link in the top left.