Texas Sage

Texas Sage
Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun
Soil Moisture: Low
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
 
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 3 – 5 ft.
Mature Spread: 3 – 5 ft.
Soil Texture: Sandy
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Hardiness Zone: 8b-10a

Texas Sage, Leucophyllum frutescens

Handsome and hardy, Texas sage is an outstanding South Florida landscape choice with its silvery foliage, purple flowers and drought-tolerant nature. The lavender to purple blossoms appear on and off all year amidst small, soft, silver or gray-green leaves.Though not a true sage, this shrub is easy care and doesn’t like to be fussed over.In fact, this is one plant where too much care – water, fertilizer, trimming – can actually be detrimental to its health. A native of Texas and the arid southwest, Texas sage is called the Barometer Plant there, because as soon as the humidity begins to rise after very dry weather, this shrub bursts into bloom.This is an excellent plant for those areas so dusty and dry nothing wants to grow there. The silver foliage – not to mention the pretty flowers – makes it stand out in a landscape of green-green-green. 

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Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247