Plant ID forum: Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens)

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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Aug 23, 2015 3:39 PM CST
Growing in Southern Utah.
Maybe a bush with little purple blooms.
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What is it and will it grow in Oklahoma?
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 23, 2015 5:12 PM CST

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Looks like Giant Flowered Purple Sage (Salvia pachyphylla) after the flowers fall off. Its flowers are actually blue, but they are surrounded by bright purple bracts. The bracts last much longer than the flowers.

If that's what it is, it grows well in Nebraska. Should be fine in Oklahoma, long stretches of humid weather might be the only concern.
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Aug 23, 2015 5:23 PM CST
It's not Salvia pachyphylla but looks like a Leucophyllum.
One species possibility Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens)
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Aug 23, 2015 7:03 PM CST
I'm with Danita.
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Aug 23, 2015 10:16 PM CST
Thanks all!
There's no cold hardiness listed, I don't see anyone growing it in my zone.
Will it survive here?
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 24, 2015 6:14 AM CST
It says here zones 8 and up http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/...
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