Mexican Bush Salvia

Mexican Bush Salvia

Salvia leucantha

Lovely purple flowers form in clusters at the tips of downy gray stems caressed by sage green foliage.

Bloom/Feature

Blooms late summer to fall

Plant Type

AnnualsPerennials

USDA Zones

8, 9, 10

Zone Detail

Hardy to 10 to 20°F

Key Features

Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Salt Tolerance, Spreading Habit

Flowering Season

Summer to Fall

Use

Exposure

Full Sun

Water

Medium

Soil Type

Tolerates a wide range

Fertilizer

Yearly in early spring

Dimensions

2-3' H x 2-3' W

Pruning

None needed; shape as desired after fall bloom

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • dig hole 3X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants