Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens)


Texas Sage

Leucophyllum frutescens

Texas Sage loves the heat, and it shows! Leucophyllum frutescens is native to the Southwest and northern Mexico, so it’s used to growing in landscapes that get plenty of sun exposure. This medium to large shrub is tall and wide with light gray foliage and showy light purple flowers that contrast beautifully with their surroundings. Even better is how easy they are to care for! These are low maintenance plants so there’s not much effort required for them to reward your landscape with beauty. They can grow in containers, where they look fantastic on patios and sunny decks. They can benefit any landscape, thanks in part to their interesting colors and growth habit – they are ideal for use as a hedge or fine accent plant!

Once established, they are drought and heat tolerant and have low to moderate watering needs. Texas Sage can beautify any outdoor space with abundant flowers from late spring through fall and do it without hogging all the water, so they work very well in xeriscape landscapes or any type of landscape where water use is at a minimum. We also love to plant them throughout Southern California as a wonderful waterwise privacy hedge option!

If you’re looking to add some nice lavender color into your landscape, consider the crowd pleasing Texas Sage! We have been growing these beauties for over 20 years, and ours are grown only from our premium quality specimens, so we can assure their quality is the best you’ll find anywhere. Come visit our huge Palm Paradise nursery and we’ll be glad to help you with all your landscaping needs!

  • Also known as Texas Ranger and Cenizo
  • Certain to add a bounty full of lavender color when in bloom!
  • They are not a true sage
  • In the wild they provide nectar for insects as well as a nesting site and cover
  • They play host to some butterflies and moths
  • Can be shaped into beautiful balls and squares


Medium to large shrub with light grey foliage

Abundant lavender flowers in cycles late spring through fall

Full sun

Cold Hardy