Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Leucophyllum Frutescens Texas Sage Barometer Bush

Leucophyllum frutescens is a shrub native to Texas in southwestern united states. It is also called as Texas Sage. Other names of the plant are as follows Texas Ranger, Texas rain sage, cenizo, Texas silverleaf, Texas barometerbush, ash-bush, wild lilac, purple sage, senisa, cenicilla, palo cenizo, or hierba del cenizo. The plant does not require much watering and prefers warmer and drier areas. It is drought tolerant. Also it does not require much maintenance.  It has silvery to gray green leaves. Usually the flowering happens after rains due to humidity and high soil moisture. Hence it is sometimes called barometer bush. Domestic limestone should be added to keep the soil alkaline (pH=7.5 and above, pH of 7 is neutral).
Leucophyllum frutescens, purple sage
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Max Height: 8 feet
Drought-tolerant: Yes
Propagation Methods: Seeds , Semi-hardwood Cuttings , Softwood Cuttings
Bloom Color : Purple
Plant Habit or Use: Medium Shrub
Soil pH requirements:  Alkaline pH 7.5 to 8.0
Foliage: Siverish grey Green
Duration: perennial
Flowering Season: Summer to Fall
Invasive potential: Not Invasive
Pests and Diseases: Cotton Root Rot
Other Variety: Pink or White Flowers
Plant Character: Semievergreen
USDA Hardiness Zone:  8
Larval Host: Theona Checkerspot, Calleta silkmoth
Deer Resistant: Yes
Leucophyllum frutescens,  barometer bush

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