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Brave River Sage

Brave River Sage

Regular price $22.00 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: lavender to light purple
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Leucophyllum langmaniae, commonly known as Rio Bravo™ Sage, is a highly ornamental evergreen shrub valued for its lush foliage and abundant flowering. This species is part of the Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae) and is native to the Chihuahuan Desert region, making it well-adapted to hot, arid environments. It's recognized for its resilience to drought conditions and its ability to thrive in challenging landscapes.

Growing to about 4 to 6 feet in both height and spread, Rio Bravo™ Sage forms a dense, rounded shape, making it an excellent choice for use as a specimen plant, in hedges or borders, or as part of a water-wise garden. Its foliage is a rich green, providing a vibrant backdrop for the lavender to light purple flowers that bloom prolifically from late spring through fall, with peaks following periods of rainfall.

Adapted to full sun, Leucophyllum langmaniae thrives in well-draining soil and is notably drought-tolerant once established, requiring minimal supplemental watering. It is also tolerant of a range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils, as long as they are well-drained. This shrub benefits from occasional pruning to maintain its shape and encourage denser foliage and more prolific blooming.

In landscaping, Rio Bravo™ Sage is often utilized for its ornamental appeal and low-maintenance nature. Its compact growth habit makes it suitable for small spaces, and its vibrant blooms add significant visual interest to patios, decks, and outdoor living areas. Additionally, its ability to attract pollinators enhances the ecological value of the garden.

Overall, Leucophyllum langmaniae (Rio Bravo™ Sage) is a low-maintenance, attractive shrub ideal for adding year-round beauty and interest to sunny, dry areas of the garden. Its drought tolerance, ease of care, and vibrant blooms make it a favored choice for creating visually engaging and water-wise garden displays.

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