It is difficult to imagine that a flowering plant can thrive in hot desert temperatures; but, these vibrant purple sage bushes love the heat!
Also known as Texas Ranger Plants, these lavender flowers fill the sage bushes that adorn the streets of the Sonoran Desert.
Our Texas Ranger Plants, Leucophyllum frutescens, are blooming with butterflies and bees promenading between the purple flowers.
The bees are buzzing noisily as they work their way in and out of the purple blooms.
When it comes to drought and heat tolerant plants, Purple Sage is right at the top of the list. The hotter it gets in the desert, the happier this flowering shrub is!
As humidity rises during the start of Arizona’s Monsoon season, the Purple Sage bushes will bloom right before it rains. The purple flowers are a built in barometer!
Texas Purple Sage is one of our favorite xeriscape plants because the purple flowers bloom throughout the Arizona summer.
Growing and caring for Purple Sage is easy if you plant them in full sun. This purple shrub will rot if given too much water therefore it needs well drained soil.
This desert bush is native to Mexico and Texas and needs very little maintenance. Texas Sage is incredibly heat resistant and will not be harmed by moderate frost in the winter.
The Sage bush variety with white flowers is called White Cloud Texas Sage. It is exactly like the purple sage but with white blooms.
The best time to prune your Texas Sage is in the Spring. Over pruning your sage bush will reduce the amount of flowers and cause the plant to use more water.