Texas Sage Plant Info

Texas sage is an evergreen shrub that belongs to the figwort family, Scrophulariaceae. It has tender grey hairs that cover the leaves, giving the foliage a silver-grey appearance. Because it’s drought resistant, it’s a wonderful low-maintenance plant to add to any garden. 

Leucophyllum frutescens
Texas Ranger
Texas rain sage
Cenizo
Texas silverleaf
Barometer bush
Ash-bush, wild lilac
Purple sage
Senisa
Cenicilla
Green Cloud
White Cloud
Compacta
Convent
Bert-Star
Purple

Water

Texas sage is very drought tolerant and requires minimal water once established. It can survive on natural rainfall in its native range. A general rule is to water deeply but infrequently.

Sunlight

Texas sage is fond of full sun but can tolerate partial shade.

Soil

It prefers well-drained, rocky, or sandy soils with a pH of 6.0 to 8.5.

Fertilizer

You can apply a balanced fertilizer in spring to encourage healthy growth and flowering.

Pruning

Prune lightly to shape or maintain its size in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

Propagation

Seeds or semi-hardwood cuttings

Thrives in

Dry arid land

Toxicity

Non-toxic to humans and pets

Pests & Diseases

Spider mites
Whiteflies
Scale insects
Root rot
Fungal leaf spots 
Powdery mildew

Landscaping Ideas

Edging 
Hedges
Foundation plantings
Xeriscapes
Rock gardens
Wildlife gardens 

Last Updated: August 1, 2023

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