Mexican Sage or Salvia leucantha is a herbaceous perennial, with beautiful spikes of flowers. It is also known as the Mexican Bush Sage. Salvia leucantha is an evergreen sub-shrub and it belongs to the Lamiaceae family of plants. It has narrow lance-shaped leaves that are light-green.
It is native to subtropical or tropical conifer forests in Mexico. The name is derived from the Latin “Salvia”, meaning “healer”.Thrives in the sun and blooms over a long season through summer. Grows to 3′-4′ or 1.2m. It is drought-resistant and deer resistant.
How to grow Mexican Sage or Salvia leucantha
Grow Salvia leucantha in the sun but protect it from the very hot sun. Plant in moist but well-drained soil and protect it from wet winter situations. It attracts bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Propagate Salvia leucantha from softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings. It is not frost resistant.