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Leucophyllum frutescens, Texas Ranger, Texas Sage, Barometer Bush, Cenizo, Silverleaf, Purple Sage

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Leucophyllum frutescens

Texas Ranger, Texas Sage, Barometer Bush, Cenizo, Silverleaf, Purple Sage
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Texas, Mexico
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliageAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Drought-tolerant shrub with silvery, feltlike leaves; flowers in summer are pink, pale-bluish or lavender. Propagation: vegetative cuttings from soft wood (tip growth), best during spring growth. Purple sage is one tough plant, it can face droughts, freezes, high winds, salt spray, hungry deer, and blazing heat and keep right on performing beautifully. It is called Barometer bush because flowering is triggered by humidity or high soil moisture after rains.


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