The Purple Sage is generally described as a perennial subshrub or shrub. This is native to
the U.S. and has its most active growth period in the spring and summer . The greatest
bloom is usually observed in the late spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the
spring and continuing until summer. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Purple Sage
has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate. At
maturity, the typical Purple Sage will reach up to 2.5 feet high, with a maximum height at 20
years of 2 feet.
The Purple Sage is usually not commercially available except under contract. It can be
propagated by bare root, container, cuttings, seed. It has a moderate ability to spread
through seed production and the seedlings have medium vigor. Note that cold stratification
is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures
below -23°F. has medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.