Mexican Bush Sage
Salvia leucantha, annual to Zone 8; perennial in Zones 8 to 10 In cool climates, treat this shrubby perennial as an annual and plant it as soon as the threat of frost has passed. It needs a long growing season and mild winter to survive. Attracts: Light needs: Full sun.
Size: 3 feet tall and wide. Grown for: Showy, nectar-rich blooms that last from summer until frost.
Foliage: The leaves and flowers have a fuzzy, velvety texture.
Notable characteristics: This backyard favorite is lowmaintenance, drought-tolerant and container-friendly.