- Botanical Name: Leucophyllum frutescens
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Light Requirement: Full Sun
- Water Demand: Low
- Landscape Use:
- Ornamental Value: Lavender, Blue
- Native/Adapted: Native
- Wildlife Value:
- Season: Spring, Summer
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Plant Form: Upright
- Plant Spread: 6'-8'
- Plant Height: 6'-8'
The Texas Sage is a fairly slow growing plant, and may take up to two years to become fully established and bloom reliably. Once established the Texas Sage is extremely drought tolerant, requires very little supplemental water, and will bloom after a good rain storm. (Don't try to trick it into blooming by watering heavily, it won't work.) After a week or two, the blooms will fall off, but the silver gray green leaves stay year round.
This plant can eventually grow to around six feet tall, and the older it gets the more intense it blooms. Bees really like this plant while it is blooming.