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Salvia leucantha/Mexican Bush Sage

Salvia leucantha / Salvia leucantha
A very handsome salvia that blooms in summer and through the fall
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A very handsome salvia that blooms in summer and through the fall

Close-up of the flowers

Trim leggy plants back and they will bloom a second time

This specimen growing near Monterey, CA

This plant's flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies

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Scientific Name: Salvia leucantha
Common Name: Mexican Bush Sage
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: This is a bushy perennial that produces blue flowers over an extended period from late spring until the first frost kills it back to the ground. Plants return from the roots the following spring as temperatures rise. The leaves and stems are wooly-like. In colder climates this salvia is often grown as an annual, as are many other salvias. Hummingbirds and butterflies feed on its nectar.