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Texas Sage, Texas Ranger, Cenizo, Barometer Bush, Silverleaf, Purple Sage 'Green Cloud'

Leucophyllum frutescens

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Leucophyllum (loo-koh-FIL-um) (Info)
Species: frutescens (froo-TESS-enz) (Info)
Cultivar: Green Cloud

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Buckeye, Arizona

Glendale, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Palm Springs, California

Ridgecrest, California

Trenton, Florida

Carrollton, Georgia

Las Vegas, Nevada

Austin, Texas

Crawford, Texas

Garland, Texas

Portland, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 6, 2016, merkuree from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I bought two Texas Sage Desperado and two Texas Sage Green Cloud from my local nursery. Two survived and thrived (Green Cloud) while the other two struggled and died (Desperado). I recommend Texas Sage Green Cloud- they're hardy and beautiful.

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