Can you eat purple sage, Texas Sage? This perennial evergreen shrub with grayish leaves and budding purple flowers is actually not sage at all.
Purple flowering Texas Ranger Sage Plant
Rarely called Silverleaf, this popular bush is predominately specified as Texas Ranger Plant or Purple Texas Sage.
Leucophyllum frutescens, Texas sage
Leucophyllum frutescens is the scientific name for this Sage Bush, and it is a member of the figwort family.
white flower, White Cloud, Texas Sage
Texas Sage shrubs with white flowers are called White Cloud. According to the National Gardening Association, Texas Sage is one plant that is most often ignored by deer unless they are starving.
Purple and White Texas Sage bush varieties
Purple Flowers Texas Sage bushes in AZ TX CA
Rabbits and other small animals in the desert will not eat this Purple Sage either. It is safe to say that this white or purple flowering bush is critter proof!!
purple flowering bush in AZ, TX
After several hours of research we were not able to find any evidence of the Texas Sage plant being edible. Looks like it is best to leave this luscious purple shrub to the bees and the butterflies.
Texas Sage bush, Leucophyllum frutescens
Eating Texas Sage is not recommended. Nonetheless, it is a gorgeous addition to your sun-filled garden! White or purple Texas Sage is a popular ornamental plant that does best in dry, warm locations.
Purple flowering bushes sage in the desert
This flowering desert bush can grow up to 8 feet high! In Arizona, Purple Sage is often used as a border or hedge for yards.
Purple flowering Sage Bushes
To learn more information regarding care and pruning your Texas Sage; check our sage category.
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