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Mexican bush

Salvia leucantha

Mexican bush sage

Mexican bush sage is grown as an outdoor garden plant and when in flower, makes a stunning display planted on mass or as single plants. It is a bushy, evergreen rounded shrub that does well with a bit of pruning after flowering. They can handle a bit of cold, but not heavy frosts.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Spring, Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested, but he flowers will last a few days in a vase.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take soft wood cuttings in spring or early summer and ripe wood cuttings in late summer and autumn. Root with basal heat and rooting hormone.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees
Drought resistant
The plant can go for extended periods without water.

Geography

Origin
Central America, central and eastern Mexico

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White with Purple bracts
Scent
Mild

Problems

Young plants are susceptible to slugs and snails.

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