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Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’

Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’ or Mexican Bush Sage ‘Santa Barbara’ is a hybrid of which has purple flowers with hints of white. Salvia leucantha is a herbaceous perennial plant native to Mexico. Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’ flowers from August to November. It has aromatic, light-green foliage. The small white flowers appear in purple calyces. Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’ can grow to about 1m or 3ft approximately.

Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara'
Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’ in Los angeles, California

Plant it in the sun but not the hot sun in almost any type of soil but well-drained. It is hardy down to -5ºC. Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’ attracts bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring and semi-hardwood in autumn. Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’ is disease-free and pest-free.

Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara'
Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’

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