Mexican Sage [Salvia leucantha] prolific bloom in upper desert of Southern California
evasive hummingbird enjoy the nectar off the Mexican Sage.
Pretty prolific bloomer here in Dallas too ...
... but you better make sure that you have room for them; they can get very large if they're happy.
Salvia leucantha (purple)
Salvia leucantha (purple & white)
Mexican Bush Sage. Mine has pink extensions from the blooms, not white.
Mexican Bush Sage, Atlanta, GA
Buds, close up
This type has velvety violet-purple and white spikes, is a perennial in my zone and blooms in late summer and fall. (San Antonio, Tx.)
The blooms are velvet in texture and are very showy. (San Antonio, Tx.)
These are babies that I bought on clearance in mid-July. I planted them, and here they are in early November! doubled or maybe even tripled in size already!! there are 3 plants here.
Beautiful plant withh fuzzy purple blossoms. Can be taken to the ground and comes back in no time.
A favorite of the hummers.
Mexican Sage Bush in bloom
Fuzzy flower heads
blooms october for six weeks, again in april for six weeks in the coachella valley
Close up of its bloom. Every day I go outside and the bloom is even bigger. Austin,TX.
Mexican Sage, a year round prolific bloomer.
Beautiful! This picture shows the wonderful white flowers emerging from the purple spikes. (The happy butterfly is a bonus!)
Salvia leucantha, at a friend's garden.
Evening of October 22, 2006 of the purple/white one. Closeup of flowers.
Closeup of the all purple flowers. Afternoon of October 18, 2006.
Two plants of the all purple variety between the driveway and sidewalk on October 18, 2006.
An all purple Salvia growing happily in a different spot from last year. October 13, 2007 9:15 am
Closeup of the all purple variety on September 22, 2007 12:04 pm
close-up of bloom
Blooming on November 4, 2007 at 5:11 pm. This all purple Salvia variety is DH's favorite! I plant it every year!
Closeup blooming on November 4, 2007 in the evening.
Full Bloom Oct. zone 9a
The Huntington Botanical Gardens
Mexican Bush Sage