Velvety rosy pink tubular flowers emerge from softly contrasting spikes of downy white calyxes creating an overall pastel effect. Danielle's Dream Mexican Bush Sage flowers in spring and fall in climates where it does not freeze back to the ground (zones 9B,10), fall in areas where it is grown as a die-back perennial (zones 8, 9A). The velvety medium green narrow foliage adorns an upright to arching easy to grow Salvia and develops into a fairly dense mound at full size. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in well-drained soils for optimum growth and flowering. Deer and rabbit resistant and moderately drought resistant once well-established. An excellent choice for migrating Monarchs, medium to large butterflies, and of course hummingbirds! Mexican Bush Sage is a drought tolerant, sun and heat loving reliable clump forming perennial that is considered deer proof. This tough plant is moderately salt tolerant making it a good choice for coastal plantings. Mexican Sage Bush does best where it has excellent drainage, particularly in winter and mulching can help ensure its hardiness in questionable areas (zone 8 and 9A). Salvia leucantha's excellent drought tolerance makes it a good choice for containers and xeriscapes.
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