Native to the coastal chaparral zone of southern California, this evergreen shrub has performed extremely well in both the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. In the hottest parts of Southern Nevada, chaparral sage will benefit from some shade in the afternoon. When planting allow for plenty of room since this shrub can get pretty large reaching over 6 feet tall and wide. The soft gray-green foliage of chaparral sage is extremely aromatic. The flower spikes are this plants most breathtaking feature, with clusters of blue-violet flowers stacked like kebobs along the spike. Salvia clevelandii also wonderful for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds into the garden. Chaparral sage requires well-drained soil, and benefits from extra watering during the hottest months.