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Other common names
Mexican bush sage
Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes
S. leucantha is an evergreen subshrub to 1.2m in height, with narrowly lance-shaped leaves white beneath, and small white flowers with conspicuous downy purple clayces
Mexico & Trop Am
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in loam-less or loam-based potting compost in full light with shade from hot sun. Grow outdoors in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or dappled shade in a frost-free border. Protect from excessive winter wet. Many species attract bees. Provides good colour
Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring or semi-hardwood in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 9 in spring
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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