The Point Sal Spreader purple sage is a robust spreading shrub that matures to 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide. It has similar pale green foliage and light purple flowers as the species, but is valued as a ground cover plant in native gardens for its contrasting foliage color. It is also a good plant for erosion control in combination with other drought tolerant natives that are adapted to warm and dry conditions.
Like other native California sage species, the Point Sal Spreader grows well in sunny locations and in fast draining soils. It is a large plant that needs space to roam; its spring time flower display is both soft and pleasing, as well as attractive to bees and butterflies.