Texas Ranger, Bubble Gum Sage, Fragrant Rain Sage
Leucophyllum pruinosum

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Leucophyllum (loo-koh-FIL-um) (Info)
Species: pruinosum (proo-in-NO-sum) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Benson, Arizona

El Mirage, Arizona

Sonoita, Arizona

Vista, California

Las Vegas, Nevada

Austin, Texas

Brazoria, Texas

Bulverde, Texas

Canyon Lake, Texas

Harlingen, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 27, 2006, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is one of the very best plants I have found to use where water is scarce. I had one planted by the mailbox and it endured very hot and dry summers and cold rainy, freezing, snowy winters and would come back in the spring.
I loved it in Texas and in Tennessee....it grew well in each place. But it flowered best in Tennessee.

Positive

On Feb 21, 2006, Krispi from Canyon Lake, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

We have these Texas Silverado Sage, they bloom after any rain, or wetting. I wanted to know how to propogate them, and found out from the folks at "Texas Gardening Mag." that they put out seeds, very small, after they bloom. I went out and started looking, sure enough, they had seeds all over them. Thanks, Sylvia Burns

Positive

On Oct 30, 2003, Kaufmann from GOD's Green Earth
United States (Zone 8b) wrote:

Most notable difference between this and other cenizos is the strong fragrance of grape bubble gum from the flowers. It is a nice xeric plant for hot, dry climates.