Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara'
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.'Santa Barbara'
‘Santa Barbara’ hasflowers similar to 'Midnight' but is a compactgrower to just 2 1/2 ft. high and3–4 ft. wide.
Most are virtually indestructibleplants with long, trailing stems.Usually seen in pots or hangingbaske...
Grows to 3–5 ft. a year for the first few years, then more slowly to an eventual 30–60 ft....
Common and easily grown. Narrow, spiny green leaves are 1 1/2 ft. long. Spikes of rosy red bracts; dro...