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Salvia leucantha (Mexican Bush Sage)

Salvia leucantha
Mexican Bush Sage

This Mexican native has narrow, aromatic gray-green leaves with wooly white undersides. The velvety purple flower spikes produced during the spring and summer attract hummingbirds. Plant in filtered sun and provide moderate irrigation in the summer. Prune to the ground in early spring to remove frost-damaged foliage and encourage fresh growth.

Plant Type Shrub
Exposure Partial Shade
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Blue
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 4 (ft)
Spread 4 (ft)
Spacing 2' - 3' (ft)
Characteristics Fragrant
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging
Tolerance Deer, Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Monrovia
Image by: Monrovia
Image by: Monrovia

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