Salvia leucantha
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Salvia leucantha

Mexican bush sage

  family lamiaceae 
  genus salvia 

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Genus  Salvia Species  leucantha Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Mexican bush sage Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S10196 Data source  CrscntBlm;HumGrdn p66
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Shrub Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Clump forming Overall height  4' Overall spread  3' - 5'
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Sandy Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 07a-09b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Mostly Natives Nursery Compost  no Size at acquisition  1 gallon Garden location  Double path garden Garden notes  Salvia leucantha attracts hummingbirds. Mexican bush sage can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 0� Fahrenheit. This plant does well in sandy soils. This species does best in full sun. It likes well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Salvia leucantha may have originated from Central and Eastern Mexico.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Salvia leucantha is a perennial. Flowers: Mexican bush sage has flowers with a dramatic purple calyx that hold white blossoms. Flowers begin in August and don't stop until October. The blossoms are most often a white color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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