Salvia Leucantha, Mexican Bush Sage
Mexican Bush Sage
Light: Full Sun
Height: 3′ – 5′
Spacing/Spread: 3′ – 5′
Evergreen: No, Plant is deciduous.
Color: Purple-white flowers.
Texas Native: No, but particularly well adapted to central Texas and Austin.
Extra: Deer resistant.
Wildlife habitat: Provides food/shelter for bees, butterflies and birds.
Features: A Beautiful medium growing shrub with grayish foliage and outstanding showy purple flowers. Named a Texas Super Star.
Austin Native Landscaping: “There is a reason why this waterwise perennial is becoming increasingly common in Austin neighborhoods. A truly stellar choice! This reliable shrub never fails to impress us. Pest and drought resistant, the only maintenance the bush requires is prunning to the ground after the first frost hits. Install Mexican Bush Sage in your flowerbed as a perennial border or even a specimen. We love using it in a lot of our landscaping designs and we are confident you will feel the same.”
Family: Lamiaceae (Pronounced – lay-mee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Salvia (Pronounced – SAL-vee-uh)
Species: leucantha (Pronounced – lew-KAN-thuh)
Propagation: Layering, stem cuttings.
History: This exceptional perennial is native to Central America and Mexico.