When planting Cleveland Sage, it is important to choose a location that gets full sun and well-drained soil. To plant, dig a hole that is slightly wider than the root ball and just as deep. Carefully remove the plant from its container and loosen any tangled roots. Place the plant in the hole, making sure the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil and backfill the hole with the soil you removed earlier. Tamp it down gently and water the plant well to help settle the soil and remove any air pockets.
When it comes to care, Cleveland Sage is relatively easy to take care of, it is drought tolerant and doesn't need frequent watering, but make sure to keep the soil consistently moist. It doesn't require frequent fertilization, but you can add some balanced fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth. The plant may require pruning to remove any dead or diseased branches and to shape the plant.
Expect to see the Cleveland Sage grow up to 3-4 feet tall and wide, making it a great choice for hedges, borders and as a specimen plant. It will produce spikes of blue, lavender, or purple flowers in the summer. With proper care, the plant should be healthy and last for many years to come. This plant is also deer and pest resistant, making it a great choice for people who want a plant that will last for many years. It's important to note that Cleveland Sage is a native plant to Southern California, so it may not be suitable for other regions.