LATIN NAME: LEUCOPHYLLUM FRUTESCENS
Texas sage plants are easy-care, compact, drought-resistant and attractive bushes. The foliage of the bushes includes silver-gray oval leaves that are soft to the touch. During summer and fall, tubular flowers in hues of pink, blue and purple bloom and provide a dramatic contrast to the plant’s shimmery leaves.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun
Amount of Water: Water-conserving plant and only needs occasional watering
Soil Conditions: Well-draining alkaline soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-11
Prune Texas sage in early spring if you want to maintain a rounded shape and reduce dense foliage. Pruning also helps older plants that become straggly. Texas sage bushes regenerate at a fast rate. The plant is semideciduous and loses some foliage during the colder months.