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Salvia leucantha

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Mexican Bush Sage is part of the Salvia genus. Its scientific name is Salvia leucantha. The botanical name epithet for Mexican Bush Sage (leucantha) means 'with white flowers'.

Evergreen shrubby perennial native to Central America and Mexico. Produces very attractive late summer to frost blooms of showy bi-color flowers consisting of white corollas and longer-lasting funnel-form purple calyxes.1

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Light pastel purple and   Lavender purple. Leaves appear approximately as a   Shamrock green

It is a flower / ornamental that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more.

Mexican Bush Sage is known for its shrubby habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.22 metres (3.96 feet). This plant tends to bloom in late summer.

This plant is a great attractor for butterflies, bees and birds, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Mexican Bush Sage is a great choice.

Mexican Bush Sage is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Mexican Bush Sage have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Mexican Bush Sage

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Use Zone 8 - Zone 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Mexican Bush Sage needs a sandy soil with a ph of 7.6 to 9.0 (weakly alkaline soil). Keep in mind when planting that Mexican Bush Sage is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

See our list of companion Plants for Mexican Bush Sage to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Mexican Bush Sage from seed

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Mexican Bush Sage about 84 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Mexican Bush Sage

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Mexican Bush Sage is a tender plant.

How long does Mexican Bush Sage take to grow?

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When should I plant Mexican Bush Sage?

Our when to plant Mexican Bush Sage estimates are relative to your last frost date.

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Other names for Mexican Bush Sage

Dwarf Velvet Sage,

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