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Leucophyllum candidum ‘Thunder Cloud’ (Texas Sage)

Leucophyllum candidum 'Thunder Cloud'
Texas Ranger, Texas Sage

This evergreen Texas native has a densely branched, compact form with silver stems and tiny silver leaves. A selected clone out of Texas A&M University, it blooms repeatedly during the summer and fall with deep violet flowers. This selection is almost identical in appearance to Silver Cloud, but is smaller. The L. candidum varieties are especially susceptible to rotting out if over-watered; well-drained soil is essential! Plant this clone on a sunny slope for ideal drainage. It is paired below with Yucca rostrata, Hesperaloe parviflora Brakelights® PP# 21729, and Mexican poppies.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Purple
Flower Season Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Slow
Height 2' - 3' (ft)
Spread 3'-4' (ft)
Spacing 4' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes
Tolerance Heat, Rabbit
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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