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Mexican Bush Sage

Salvia leucantha

Salvia leucantha closeup by michael (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

90cm

60cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Salvia leucantha flower
Salvia leucantha flower
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Mexican Bush Sage Overview

Mexican bush sage is an evergreen subshrub that has narrowly lance-shaped leaves, with white on the downy underside, and small white flowers emerge from purple sepals. They make a stunning display in a sunny, frost-free border, are aromatic and attractive to bees. Can be used as cut flowers.

Common problems with Mexican Bush Sage

Young plants are susceptible to slugs and snails.

How to propagate Mexican Bush Sage

Cuttings

Take soft wood cuttings in spring or early summer and ripe wood cuttings in late summer and autumn. Root with basal heat and rooting hormone.

Seed

Division

Division at any time.

Special features of Mexican Bush Sage

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Other uses of Mexican Bush Sage

Ornamental, border, cutting bed. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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