General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 48 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bi-Color: Purple and white
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Texas Superstar®

Common names
  • Mexican Bush Sage

Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha) was a featured
Plant of the Day for April 22, 2016.
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  • Posted by Lavanda (TX - Zone 8a) on Mar 22, 2014 12:56 PM concerning plant:
    I have raised this lovely plant on and off for years. In my borderline zone 7b/8a, it acts as a half-hardy perennial, lasting for a few years (not more than three seasons), until a colder than normal winter takes it out for good. I then replace them.

    They drive hummingbirds crazy with joy.

    I like to use them to surround the birdbath.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 26, 2013 10:13 PM concerning plant:
    "Salvia leucantha (Mexican bush sage) is a herbaceous perennial that is native to subtropical and tropical conifer forests in central and eastern Mexico. The flowers are usually white, emerging from coloured bracts. It is not frost hardy, but is often grown in warmer latitudes for its prominent arching velvety blue or purple inflorescences.

    It grows up to 4.3 feet high and 6.6 feet wide, with numerous erect stems, often arching at their tips, and with long inflorescences. The linear-lanceolate leaves are a soft mid-green, with whitish, hairy undersides."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:
Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On March 12, 2015 Plant emerged
Coming up from the bottom; tops does not show any sprouting.
dragonfetti On September 29, 2014 Obtained plant
One gallon pot. Planted two weeks later.
lovesblooms On February 19, 2015 Seeds sown
variegatagal On May 22, 2018 Deadheaded
variegatagal On May 19, 2018 Transplanted
variegatagal On May 2, 2018 Obtained plant
Perennial Path Plant Farm
1035 S Trinity Rd, Denton, TX 76208
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