Salvia leucantha 'Midnight', 'Purple Velvet'
Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage
Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers
All sages have square stems and whorls of two-lipped flowers, either distinctly spaced along flower stalks or so tightly crowded that they look like one dense spike; some species have branched inflorescences. Flower colors range from white and yellow through salmon and pink to scarlet and pure red, from pale lavender to true blue and darkest purple. A few sages have fragrant blossoms. Many have aromatic foliage. Sages attract hummingbirds, bees, butterflies.Salvia leucantha
Vigorous, upright, velvety plant to 3–4 ft. tall, 3–6 ft. or more wide; sprawls in bloom. Lance-shaped to linear, 5–6-in.-long leaves are dark grayish green above, whitish below. Stems to 1 ft. long bear whorls of 3/4–1 1/4-in. white flowers with purple calyxes. Bloom period runs from fall through spring in mildwinter areas, stops with frost in colder climates.'Midnight', 'Purple Velvet'
Considered bymany to be the best-lookingform, has purple flowers andcalyxes.
Common and easily grown.Narrow, spiny green leaves are1 1/2 ft. long. Spikes of rosy redbracts; droopi...
Grows 3–5 ft. a yearfor first few years, then moreslowly to an eventual 30–60 ft.tall and wide. Pink, ...
Grows 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide, with multiple stems and a broad canopy of finely cut bright green le...