Sun/Shade: Prefers full sun; part shade OK
Flowers: Awesome purple and white or solid purple 6” spikes. Blooms first in spring but is most awesome in late summer/early fall lasting through freezing weather.
Size: Naturally grows in rounded shape about 4’ feet tall and 5’ feet wide within three years.
Type: Perennial (permanent) plant that faithfully returns from winter die-back each spring
Landscape Use: Excellent background plant or centerpiece. Can also be used as a shrub substitute with better color than traditional shrubs, for the growing season, but dies back in winter.
Container Use: Not thought of as a plant for containers but can do well with ample water, fertilization and trimming.
Deer Resistance: One of the most deer resistant plants.
Drought Tolerance: Very drought tolerant but looks best with regular watering.
Water: Smart Watering Principle=Water well when first planted then allow to dry slightly, without wilting, then water deeply again, etc. Easy Watering Principle= Water every day the first week; every second day the second week; every third day the third week; every fourth day the fourth week; every fifth day the fifth week. A soaking rainfall should last for about two weeks worth of watering. Do not keep constantly wet.
Soil: Not particular about soil as long as it drains well and does not remain constantly wet. Does well in rocky soil or even better with soil enhancement.
Fertilizer: Responds well to flower fertilizer or lawn fertilizer but will still bloom without fertilization.
Maintenance Tips: If the older flowers become too long and unattractive in late fall, cut the plant back to the new emerging bottom growth for fresh flowers if a late freeze permits. Once a hard freeze makes the plant unattractive, cut it back to the ground and let it start fresh each spring.
Rating: This plant ranks very high. It is one of the best.
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We sell hundereds of beautiful plants and flowers at Wilson Landscape Nursery and Florist including the lovely Mexican Bush Sage! We grow most of our plants ourselves and use the absolute best quality products available to make sure every plant is beautiful. We offer a wide variety of sizes and prices for any yard or budget. Glenn and Sherry are plant experts and would love to answer any and all questions you might have. So if you would like to buy a Mexican Bush Sage in Helotes come visit us today or give us a call at (210) 695-2703 and talk directly with Sherry right now!
Mexican Bush Sage
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