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Chihuahuan Sage

Chihuahuan Sage

Regular price $22.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $22.00 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Spread: 4-5 feet
Flower Color: lavender or purple
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Chihuahuan Sage, scientifically known as Leucophyllum zygophyllum, is a resilient and ornamental evergreen shrub native to the Chihuahuan Desert region. It is well-regarded for its attractive silver to blue-green foliage and its lavender to purple flowers, which bloom profusely after summer rains, typically from mid-summer to early fall. This desert sage is highly valued for its drought tolerance and its ability to adapt to extreme heat and arid conditions, making it an excellent choice for xeriscapes and water-wise garden designs.

Growing to about 4 to 5 feet in both height and spread, Chihuahuan Sage forms a dense, rounded shape, with its foliage offering a beautiful contrast against the lavender to purple flowers. The blooms are highly attractive to pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, adding ecological value to its ornamental appeal.

Adapted to full sun, Leucophyllum zygophyllum thrives in well-draining soil and is extremely drought-tolerant once established, requiring minimal supplemental watering. It is well-suited to poor soil conditions, including rocky or sandy 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, Chihuahuan Sage is often used as a specimen plant, in hedges or borders, or as part of a desert-themed garden. Its striking foliage and vibrant flowers make it a popular choice for adding texture, color, and contrast to garden beds and landscapes. Additionally, its drought tolerance and low maintenance requirements make it a valuable plant for gardeners seeking sustainable and resilient landscaping solutions.

Overall, Chihuahuan Sage is a low-maintenance, attractive shrub ideal for adding year-round beauty and interest to sunny, dry areas of the garden. Its silvery foliage, vibrant blooms, and adaptability to harsh growing conditions make it a favored choice for creating visually engaging and water-wise garden displays.

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