Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: to 8 feet
Plant Spread: to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Tea
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Depth to plant seed: press into moist soil but do not cover - germination in approx. 1 month
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Other: hummingbirds
Moths and Butterflies
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star


Texas Sage, Leucophyllum frutescens 'Lynn Lowrey's Dwarf Everblooming'Texas Sage, Leucophyllum frutescens 'Lynn Lowrey's Dwarf Everblooming'
December 6, 2013

This Texas Sage variety was discovered by Lynn Lowrey while he was on one of his road trips in search of new and different native plants. He found it by the side of the road and was astonished by its shade of color and beauty. He took a cutting to his greenhouse and propagated it so that everyone could enjoy it.

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Posted by terrafirma (Jacksonville, Fl. - Zone 9a) on Dec 23, 2013 9:30 AM

This plant has become a favorite "go-to" for Hummingbirds in my garden this year. Grows very well in sandy soil, and resents too much moisture. Great for xeriscaping.

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Posted by TexasPlumeria87 (Plano, TX - Zone 8a) on Apr 28, 2017 6:53 PM

An incredibly tough plant. I hardly water this plant and it still thrives. My only complaint is during wet winters it sometimes drops a lot of its leaves since I have it in clay soil that hasn't been amended, but I couldn't be without this plant. When it's in full bloom it attracts tons of pollinators.

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beautiful bush outside of my house by sangel Aug 31, 2018 3:31 PM 4
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