Salvia leucantha

Mexican Bush Sage

Much-loved aromatic plants, the perennial and shrubby Sages are grown for their huge variety of flower colors and their long bloom. Colors include bright red, true blue, white, orange, purple, lavender and pink. The dried leaves of many types are used as cooking spices. Species come from many places in the world, so care needs vary widely -- some prefer heat, sun and dry conditions, while others need shade and moist conditions. All benefit from shearing or deadheading. Sold in containers throughout the growing season. Check specialty and mail order nurseries for a large selection of lesser-known varieties.
Salvia leucantha, Mexican Bush Sage
For color with minimal care, grow these large, gray-green, shrubby mounds with many fuzzy, purple flowers. Use as a low hedge, in a mixed border, in parking strips or in a wild garden. In Zones 4 through 8, bring plants indoors in winter. Available as blue and white bicolor selection.

Attributes - Salvia leucantha

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Late Fall

Flower Color: Blue, Purple, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Salvia apiana, Salvia coccinea 'Bicolor', Salvia greggii, Salvia officinalis, Salvia officinalis purpurea, Salvia sclarea, Salvia x superba, Salvia superba 'May Night'
 
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