Salvia leucantha ‘Midnight’

Midnight Mexican Bush Sage
Plant Type

Perennial, Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Also Grown As

Bush

Mature Height & Spread

4′ x 4′

Exposure

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Water

Low water

Flower Color

Purple

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees, Flower Arrangements, Drought Resistant, Deer Resistant

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

12-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7B-10B

Fast-growing evergreen perennial with a shrubby, upright growth habit to 4’ tall and wide. This popular, long-blooming variety forms a soft rounded-mound of narrow, grayish-green leaves with whitish-colored undersides, and is accented with abundant spikes of velvety deep-purple flowers that rise above the foliage spring through fall, or nearly year-round in mild climates. These eye-catching flowers are a favorite for butterflies and hummingbirds, and are great for fresh or dried flower arrangements. Prune in late-winter to promote a more compact growth habit. Well-suited in beds, borders, rock gardens, wildflower gardens, or as an attractive container specimen. Tolerates coastal conditions and a variety of different soil types provided they’re well-drained. This grateful species requires little water once established, and prefers a full sun to partial shade exposure.

USDA Zone: 7B-10B
Sunset Zone: 12-24, H1, H2

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