Salvia leucantha Cav.

Mexican Bush Sage

At Wisley

At Wisley


Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Category: Perennial

Zones: 7(8) to 11

Size: To 6' tall (4' is more usual) and about as wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun

Description: 

Blooms in late summer, purple flowers in spikes. Foliage is grey-green and velvety. Needs mulch in cooler zones in winter.

Cultivars: 

History: 

Published in Icon. (Cavanilles) 1: 16 in 1871.

Native to Central America and Mexico.

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Sources of Information

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