Salvia Leucantha, Mexican Bush Sage

Mexican Bush Sage

Salvia Leucantha

Light: Full Sun

Height: 3′ – 5′

Spacing/Spread: 3′ – 5′

Evergreen: No, Plant is deciduous.

Color: Purple-white flowers.

Interest: Fall.

Landscape Companions:

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.


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7 comments… add one
  • Rosetta Land

    March 18, 2013, 9:36 am

    I would like to purchase a Mexican Bush Sage, where would the closest nursery be? I live in Pueblo,Colorado

    • admin

      May 13, 2013, 8:22 am

      I don’t have experience with nurseries outside Texas.

      Perhaps some of our readers have some suggestions?

  • Tom Smith

    June 21, 2014, 11:11 am

    How large a Mexican bush sage can you supply? Can you ship it to me here in Austin?

    • admin

      June 21, 2014, 11:27 am

      Tom hello,
      I think shipping it is not going to be real cost effective.

      You can easily find Mexican Bush Sage at many retail nurseries, like Barton Springs Nursery or The Natural Gardener.

      Thanks and happy gardening!

  • teresa ivey

    April 29, 2015, 12:16 pm

    Will Mexixan Bush Sage tolerate any shade in D/FW area?


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