Lisa’s “Plant Pick of the Day”, Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia Lucatha)
Mexican Bush Sage is one of my favorite Sun plants in the garden. Its flocculent texture and striking Purple and Lavender flower spikes make this plant a show piece, a butterfly and hummingbird attraction and best of all, it is drought tolerant and practically no maintenance. Hardy for zones 8-10 in even the worst soil conditions with the least effort.
Mexican Bush Sage reaches to about 3.5′ tall and 3″ wide, it is an elegant plant in the garden and serves well as a specimen plant or in mass plantings. Remember as with all plants, do not plant your bed with plants too close together, be patient they will come into their own in about 2-3 seasons. Over planting (inadequate spacing for maturity) wastes money, makes for more maintenance and disease issues due to lack of air and you lose the integrity of the beauty of a plant when they become a plant “blob” in the garden. Give your children space and they will grow…sleep, creep and leap…The first year they are getting their roots established, the second is spent getting some root and plant growth and the 3rd year your plants take off and form their true shape. Nature has a plan 😉
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