Plant Guide

Salvia leucantha

Salvia leucantha

Mexican bush sage; velvet sage

Shrub white, woolly stems and narrow, dull green, wrinkled leaves. Very free-flowering with spikes of violet purple flowers during summer and autumn. Cut back to near ground level in winter to keep the plant bushy. Native to Mexico and tropical America.

Type of plant

Shrub - Evergreen


0.9 x 0.9 m

Landscape Use

flower display


  • Temperature: Half hardy
  • Light: High
  • Moisture: Medium
  • Soil: Medium
  • Wind tolerance: Average