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Salvia leucantha | Mexican Sage

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Family: Lamiaceae

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The Mexican Sage is a bushy shrub that grows 3'-4' tall and wide. It has hairy white stems, grey-green leaves and velvet-like purple flower spikes that bloom summer through fall. This shrub tolerates sun, light shade, little water, and is hardy to 15 degrees F. The Mexican Sage attracts hummingbirds. Be careful not to overwater. -Cornflower Farms  Information by: Jerry Sortomme

Anatomy

Plant Type

Shrub

Height Range

3-6'

Width Range

3-6'

Flower Color

Purple

Flower Season

Summer, Fall

Leaf Color

Grey Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Low

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

Adverse Factors

n/a

Sunset Zones

10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Heat, Saline Soil, Deer, Rabbits, Alkaline Soil

Design

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Background, Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks

Special Uses

Filler, Mass Planting, Naturalizing

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds, Butterflies

 

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