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'Santa Barbara' Mexican Bush Sage Salvia leucantha

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 20 - 36 Inches
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'Santa Barbara' Mexican Bush Sage Salvia leucantha
Part Sun to Sun 20 - 36

Features

Deep lavender-purple flower spikes in fall; heat tolerant

Award Winner
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
20 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
24 - 36 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Lavender
Foliage Shade: 
Silver
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
Bloom Time: 
Mid Fall
Bloom Time: 
Late Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in beds, borders and large containers

Growing to barely one-third the size of common Mexican Sage, compact and early-flowering Santa Barbara's vivid colors do wonderful things to any container or garden.

'Santa Barbara' Salvia leucantha USPP 12,949
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2003 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
2003 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
2003 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
2003 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
2003 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
2003 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
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