Botanical Name: Leucophyllum frutescens ‘Compacta’
Common Name: ‘Compacta’ Texas Sage, Cenizo, Purple Sage, Texas Ranger, Texas Barometer Bush, Texas Silverleaf, Texas Sage, Silverleaf
Description: Native Texas shrub with beautiful gray/silver leaves with pink-lavender flowers. Has to have well draining soil. Cold hardy to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Sun to part sun. Very drought tolerant after becoming established. Grows 4-5′ tall and wide. Repeat blooms spring to fall, especially after rain showers. High deer resistance. Semi-evergreen shrub.
Host plant for the Theona Checkerspot butterfly and the Calleta silkmoth.
This plant in the 1-gallon containers is 8-15″ tall and wide.
This plant in the 3-gallon containers is 2-3′ tall and wide.
Hardiness Zones 8 – 11