Purple Sage is a great shrub for the desert Southwest landscape and garden, usually only gets 2-5 feet high and 4-6 feet wide.
The shrub is an evergreen, retaining it's small gray leaves through-out the winter. A moderate grower, requiring full sun to part shade and low to moderate water usage. Flowering best in full sun.
Showy flowers can be white, pink, purple or violet and bloom time usually starts in mid-summer with several months of periodic flowering. Often flowers after summer rains, which is why one of it's common names is barometer bush. Attracts butterflies and bees.
Texas Purple Sage is a heat, drought and cold tolerant plant, great for desert Southwest landscapes. Very low maintenance plant.