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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)

7 members have or want this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

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:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive WillowWasp 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 grew well in each place. But it flowered best in Tennessee.

Positive Krispi 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 Kaufmann 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.


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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