Botanical Name: Artemisia californica 'Canyon Gray'
Common Name: Canyon Gray Sagebrush  
Plant photo of: Artemisia californica 'Canyon Gray'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover


Height Range



Flower Color

Yellow, White


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Grey, Silver


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Shrub Border, Parking Strip, Roadside, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: El Nativo Growers, Inc.
  • Description

  • Notes

This prostrate sage grows 3'-6' wide and 1' high with finely cut green gray foliage. This is a highly combustible plant.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.