Texas Sage, Desperado Details

Texas Sage, Desperado

  • Botanical Name: Leucophyllum frutescens 'Desperado'
  • Plant Type: Shrub
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Border - Mixed, Rock Garden, Fragrance, Hedge, Deer Resistant, Salt Tolerant
  • Ornamental Value: Violet, Purple
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Season: Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Plant Form: Rounded, Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 5'
  • Plant Height: 5'


Very compact silvery gray foliage. Similar to 'Compacta' but wider. L. frutescens are more tolerant of poor drainage and heavier soils than other Texas sages. Cold hardy to 5 degrees Fahrenheit.

Shrub Care Guide

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