Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens)

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)


Common name: Texas Sage
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Leucophyllum
Species frutescens

Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/54689/

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El Paso, TX

I live in Texas and mine HAVE NOT STARTED BLOOMING!!! :<( Do you prune them heavily? They are used in the medians here around town and none are in bloom (the blooming period here is usually May-Frost. Mine have been snowed on, they're drought tolerant AND hardy. They must like the Florida humidity! What's your bloom period?

This message was edited Tuesday, Apr 29th 11:29 AM

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

Diva, I just got this plant recently and I'm hoping it will survive our humidity. I read that this plant bursts into bloom when it is introduced to high humidity that mimics the rainy season in the desert. I don't know much more than what I've read. It's sure a beauty and is still blooming sporadically now. I hope it thrives here for years. I'm glad to know how hardy it is too, thanks!
Stacey

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

This plant has just started blooming again. I'm amazed that it has survived our humidity and my dogs! It hasn't grown much but it sure seems healthy!

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