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Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage
Scientific Name: Salvia leucantha Cav.
Synonym:
Family: Lamiaceae
Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage (Salvia  leucantha) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-24, 26-31
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix (to 25F, -4C)

Heat Tolerance: Difficult in the hottest areas around Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun, to light shade

Origin: Central to South America

Growth Habits: Perennial bush, fast growing to 3-4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 m) 3 foot spread (90 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Seeds, softwood cuttings in summer, root division


Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage (Salvia  leucantha)

Blooming Habits:
Mexican Bush Sage blooms from spring to fall. The white flowers come out of blue purple spikes.

Fruiting Habits:


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