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Salvia leucantha

Common Name(s):
Mexican bush sage, Velvet sage
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Velvet sage is also called Mexican bush sage. It is a relative garden newcomer, but is seen today gracing the late summer garden across the state. It is only hardy from the lower Piedmont to coastal plain, and extreme winters may kill it. The flower stalks bear persistent flower bases which are velvety and purplish, and short lived flowers. This plant is resistant to damage by deer

Season:
summer, fall
Height:
36 in.
Flower Color:
magenta and white with fuzzy magenta calyx
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b-10
Propagation:
softwood cuttings in summer
Exposure:
full sun
Soil:
well-drained
Regions:
Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Mexico
Tags:
pink, sun, summer, fall, perennial, hummingbirds, pollinators, white, songibrds, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 774

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