Mex­i­can Bush Sage

Birds & Blooms - - Garden With A Purpose -

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.

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