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Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha)
This popular native of northern Mexico is a prolific bloomer in the butterfly garden and the perfect background plant for Gold Lantana, Heartleaf Hibiscus, or Blackfoot Daisy. Multiple bloom stems are topped by velvety spikes of purple, bi-color white and purple, or majenta-toned flowers. Our cultivar is a rich burgandy purple and does well in full sun or part shade locations.
The lance-shaped foilage and stems are an attractive silver green. Prune plant height by 1/2 in May to shape and encourage the best show of flowers. After the first frost, trim stems to 3" above the ground to prepare for Winter dormancy.
Mexican Bush Sage is deer-resistant.