Joy Creek Nursery

071-043D4   Salvia leucantha     ( Mexican bush sage )

Salvia leucantha
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Deservedly popular for its late and long season of bloom, Salvia leucantha forms a dramatic evergreen shrub with tall arching bloom spikes. Even gardeners in colder climates have taken to using it as an annual because of its reliable bloom and sturdy habit. The dense terminal spikes measure up to ten inches long. Their Individual flowers are composed of white corollas surrounded by hairy purple calyces. These are a great treat for butterflies as well as hummingbirds. The narrow 4-inch leaves are textural and their gray color is an attractive foil for the showy flowers. Mexican bush sage is ideal for low-water gardens.

August to frost.  4-6 ft. x 4-6 ft.

Purple/White flowers

Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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