Mexican Bush Sage

Salvia leucantha

mexican bush sage

This drought-hardy perennial has soft green foliage with a slight silvery tint. In fall, it produces beautiful cascades of velvety purple flowers that attract butterflies and other beneficial wildlife. It’s a great plant for kids to touch, too!

It can get to be around 4′ tall. It can freeze back in winter. Cut it back in February and new growth will come up.

It prefers full sun but can accept light shade, though it may not be as full and lush.

It’s drought tolerant, but it does need adequate water during the hot summers like we had last year.

It does take heaver soil than some salvias, so is not so prone to rot in those heavy soils.