Salvia leucantha

Mexican Bush Sage

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 3-4' x 3-6'

Natural Growth Habit: Mounding

Native To: Mexico and Central America

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Spring, Fall, Winter

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 12-24

A Bit More

A recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit, Salvia leucantha is a steadfast player in western gardens. This perennial, a native to forests in Central America and Mexico, has grey-green, lanceolate leaves with velvety-white undersides. Spring to late-fall, hummingbirds and other pollinators are attracted to this sage’s white and purple flowers that bloom from arching, 12” spires. Plant in sun to partial shade and provide low water in the hottest months. Cold hardy to 20° F, Mexican Bush Sage stays evergreen in warm climates. Growing 3-4’ tall and 3-6’ wide, plant Salvia leucantha in masses or as accents in Mediterranean, coastal, water-wise and traditional landscapes.

A Bit More

A recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit, Salvia leucantha is a steadfast player in western gardens. This perennial, a native to forests in Central America and Mexico, has grey-green, lanceolate leaves with velvety-white undersides. Spring to late-fall, hummingbirds and other pollinators are attracted to this sage’s white and purple flowers that bloom from arching, 12” spires. Plant in sun to partial shade and provide low water in the hottest months. Cold hardy to 20° F, Mexican Bush Sage stays evergreen in warm climates. Growing 3-4’ tall and 3-6’ wide, plant Salvia leucantha in masses or as accents in Mediterranean, coastal, water-wise and traditional landscapes.