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!
For new plantings
1. Dig a hole one and a half times wider than the plant's container
2. Place plant in hole, keeping the top of the root ball ground level
3. Back fill with dirt
4. 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.
Sage plants should be planted in full sun for at least 6 hours a day in well-draining soil. Water regularly, but don't over-water. Prune in the late winter or early spring to keep the plant healthy and promote bushier growth. Fertilize prior to pruning with a balanced fertilizer. If a light frost is expected, protect the sage from the cold by covering it with a sheet or frost blanket. In the summer, mulch to protect the roots from the heat. Remove spent flowers to help promote new flowers and more vigorous growth.