Desperado® Sage Leucophyllum

Desperado® Sage

Leucophyllum frutescens 'Greado'

Don’t let the gorgeous lavender blooms fool you, this Texas sage is ready to take on anything summer can throw its way. Shimmering silver foliage flourishes in the sunshine and withstands both extremely high heat and low water supply. Come to your senses and cultivate Desperado® Sage in your landscape…you won’t regret it!

Exposure:
Sun
Height:
6 ft
Spread:
4-6 ft
USDA Zone:
8
Characteristics:
Key Features:
Deer Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Flower Color:
Lavender
Purple
Blooms:
Fall
Summer
Foliage Color:
Silver
Gray
Green
Interest:
Fall
Summer
Uses:
Specimen
Bed
Mass Planting
Border
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

For new plantings, dig a hole one and a half times wider than the plant's container; place plant in hole, keeping the top of the root ball ground level; and back fill with dirt. Water thoroughly and then mulch around the base to conserve moisture and reduce weeds. New plantings require more frequent watering than established plants. Wind, temperature and soil are factors to consider in watering. Feed plants in early spring and again in early fall with an all-purpose fertilizer, following label instructions.