Botanical Name: Salvia clevelandii 'Aromas' Add
Common Name: Aromas Sage  
Plant photo of: Salvia clevelandii 'Aromas'
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California Native Plant
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color

Blue, Lavender


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Wild Garden, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Roadside, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Mass Planting, Naturalizing


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Information by: Elkhorn Native Plant Nursery
Photographer: Elkhorn Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

The Aromas sage is a selection that stays more compact than the Cleveland sage and grows to about 3-5 ft. high and wide. It has distinctively fragrant gray-green foliage and whorls of violet-blue flowers in spring/summer. Can withstand strong winds and is deer resistant. Prefers full sun and well draining soil.
Dig hole, insert plant slightly higher than soil grade. Disturb root ball very little. No amendments, just native soil. No fertilizers. Backfill the hole .Water lavishly. Mulch top of soil around plant in a 4' diameter circle. - Bert Wilson Las Pilitas